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Antigua wins 15th Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta

-Call made to have competition remain in the VI
Team Antigua won the annual Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta in the Virgin Islands (VI) for this first time when they ousted defending and two-time champions Anguilla at Nanny Cay. Photo: VINO
Second place finishers St. Croix pose with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Nagico's Shan Mohamed (right). Photo: VINO
Second place finishers St. Croix pose with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Nagico's Shan Mohamed (right). Photo: VINO
Third place finisher Bahamas received their medals from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and BVITB's Lynette L. Harrigan. Photo:VINO
Third place finisher Bahamas received their medals from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and BVITB's Lynette L. Harrigan. Photo:VINO
Fourth was team BVI no 1. Photo: VINO
Fourth was team BVI no 1. Photo: VINO
Three of the teams at race during the first day of the Premier's Cup Youth Sailing Regatta. Photo: VINO
Three of the teams at race during the first day of the Premier's Cup Youth Sailing Regatta. Photo: VINO
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Team Antigua won the annual Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta in the Virgin Islands (VI) for this first time when they ousted defending and two-time champions Anguilla at Nanny Cay this weekend, July 13-14, 2013.

The teams this year were first place winner Team Antigua, second place finisher St. Croix, third place finisher Bahamas, fourth BVI no 1, fifth  Anguilla, sixth Puerto Rico, seventh Barbados, eighth Trinidad and Tobago and ninth USA. 

Team USA won the sportsmanship award while Team Barbados won the Team Pride Award. Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Nagico’s Shan Momahed and BVI Tourist Board’s Lynette L. Harrigan were on spot to distribute the prizes.

 During his acceptance remarks, coach of Team Antigua Mr Karl James pleaded with the organizers of the sport to have it continued as a sole VI destination event. “I would appeal to you to let this thing stay right here in the BVI. It’s the best place in the entire Caribbean for such a sport and we love coming here,” said Mr James. 

It was Barbados’ first year at the regatta this year and they did show potential in the sport as they came in seventh of ten. All the other teams had competed in previous years.  

Volunteers from all the Rotary Clubs in the Virgin Islands supported the Regatta by both sponsoring the event and contributing by serving three meals daily, providing transportation to participants to and from the airport, setting up and breaking down the tent village, and providing security in the regatta village.

The Premier’s Cup Youth Regatta opened Friday, July 12, 2013 with a welcome reception at Peg Legs hosted by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. The Hon. D. Orlando Smith and concluded on the final day of the competition with an awards ceremony yesterday, Sunday July 14, 2013.

The event is the only youth team sailing regatta in the Caribbean and brings together young people between the ages of 10 and 18 for a weekend of fellowship and competition.

All races were officiated by the Royal BVI Yacht Club. 

Platinum Sponsors this year were Digicel, Nagico Insurance and Nanny Cay. Gold Sponsors were BVI Tourist Board, The Moorings, Oil Nut Bay, Rotary Club of Road Town and SHRM Trustees.

12 Responses to “Antigua wins 15th Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta”

  • ann (15/07/2013, 09:09) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    No one can tell me that BVI weren't sabotaged.
    • gg (15/07/2013, 09:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      WHAT!!!!!!
    • @ Ann (15/07/2013, 10:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to read first before commenting, don't you think?
    • The Gambler (15/07/2013, 10:25) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply

      I want to bet M***n had a hand in Antigua winning and BVI losing any takers?

      • . (15/07/2013, 10:52) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        i wid u on dis one
        • nonsense (15/07/2013, 12:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          Why can't you just accept that the BVI team lost? These are teenagers racing, it is not even a big cup. The BVI team was simply not as good as the Antiguan team.

          Do you know the Antiguan coach is a veteran Olympic sailor? No. You probably know nothing about sailing in the first place. Smh
          • tell the truth (15/07/2013, 14:39) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
            with all the water around the BVI they only can place fourth???they start going down hill when the NDP refused to fund the sailing programme at Mannte, because they hate anything in sea cows bay
      • @ The Gambler (15/07/2013, 20:09) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        The gambler you have me cracking up but tek dat for voting for an island man!! BAM
  • pat (15/07/2013, 12:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going to all the teams
  • Trini Posse (15/07/2013, 13:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big thanks to BVI's, Rotary Club volunteers and all sponsors for putting on a great event.
    I was there and there was NO cheating by ANY team......in fact all the teams behaved and acted in sporting and professional manner.....on and off the water! Well done again organizers and well done to all teams.....see you all next year.
  • ann (15/07/2013, 14:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    only firth for the BVI..half stepping yall
  • bullsh#t (15/07/2013, 15:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the BVI lost plain and simply why you you have to feel that someone had there hands in it???.


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