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Manhattan Yacht Club Claims Liberty Trophy

Henry and the MYC catamaran quickly showed their experience, and it was Henry who ended up taking line honours for the WEYC. Photo: Provided
The Loyals Team dressed for the occasion and took line honour. Photo: Provided
The Loyals Team dressed for the occasion and took line honour. Photo: Provided
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - The 2019 Manhattan Yacht Club (MYC) Liberty Trophy challenge was held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, with racers from the Royal BVI Yacht Club (YBVIYC) and the (Loyal) West End Yacht Club (WEYC) ferried out to Great Harbour to join in on the action.

“The race began at the entrance to Great Harbour, between the committee boat, Wild Fire, and the point at Great Harbour. The course took the racing boats up to Dead Chest, leaving it to port, then over to the Hog Valley Green mark, and finally down to the finish between the Lark Bank Harbour green mark and the committee boat, Wild Fire,” RBVIYC noted in the release.

Eddie Brockbank takes first

First across the start line was Eddie Brockbank, with his crew of Iain, April, Lincoln and Grace Tucker on a 4800 catamaran. He was very quickly overhauled by the WEYC crew of Henry, Ted, Gilbo, Hugh and Max also on a 4800 catamaran.

Henry and the MYC catamaran quickly showed their experience, and it was Henry who ended up taking line honours for the WEYC. He was closely followed by the MYC catamaran in second and then the MYC monohull in third. 

MYC Overall Winners

The overall result is determined by combining scores for each team so the Manhattan Yacht Club claim their first Challenge win since the inception of the race back in 2002.  The West End Yacht Club finished second with seven points followed by the Royals with nine.

The RVIYC further thanked the MYC for letting the two BVI clubs commandeer their charter boats, and also to the WEYC for hosting the event.

Gratitude was also extended to Ted, John & Sandra Hayes for ferrying the BVI teams out to the start.

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