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VI boats victorious in USVI carnival boat race

- take top honours in 4 boat races in US Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport
Several boats from the Virgin Islands were entered in the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and emerged victorious in various categories. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of the boats that were entered in the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of the boats that were entered in the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee, its Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands was beyond expectation. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee, its Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands was beyond expectation. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scenes from the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The keen rivalry in sports between the Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands shifted from the horse racing track to the waters when the [US] Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport was held on Sunday April 28, 2019 at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

A number of boats and supporters journeyed over to the US territory to participate in the motor sport and several boats from the Virgin Islands emerged victorious in various categories.

The first victory for the Virgin Islands came in the second race of the day for Class C (21’-22’) boats when ‘Old Lady’, with the combination of Mia Blyden and Reba Evans, showed their challengers how fast an ‘Old Lady’ can move.

Marquis Aubain in ‘Paramount’ and Dornel Weaver in ‘Unruly’, both of St Thomas, were second and third respectively.

The following race, which was for Class B - 21’-22’, saw the Virgin Islands flag flying victoriously as it resulted in Virgin Islands’ boats dominating. ‘Da Bishop’, captained by Michael Turnbull, took top honours.

‘Old Lady’ had to settle for second this time around, while ‘Go Get Um’ captained by Jarom Barnes, also of the Virgin Islands, finished third.

More victory for VI

Race 5 – Class 24’ V-Hull- belonged to the Virgin Islands as Rasheed Frett in Pure RPM’ was too swift for St Thomas racers Gordon Coffelt in ‘Procrastination’, Dean Martin in ‘Long Platt’ and Cedric Rogers in ‘Force 2 Fit'.

Race 6 – Class 24’-25’ Cat- also brought victory for the Virgin Islands as Jareem Todman in ‘The Brainz’ emerged the champion.

There was also a second place finish for Akeem Pickering and ‘In Motion’ in the penultimate race of the day, which was the Class A Offshore ‘Governor’s Cup’.

According to the Virgin Islands Carnival Committee, there were approximately 35 boats registered for the event and the Virgin Islands participated in most of the races.

“The event was a success. It's getting better as time goes by. The turnout and support was more than we expected.”

See results below:

Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Motor Sport

Sunday April 28, 2019

Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Race 1 – 12’ – 16’

1st – Christian Greaux Jr “ Chupa Cabras” (STT)

2nd – Osa McCleverty “The Fly Racing” (STT)

3rd – Christian Greaux “No Problem” (STT)

 

Race 2 – Class C - 21’-22’

1st – Mia Blyden & Reba Evans “Old Lady” (BVI/STT)

2nd – Marquis Aubain “Paramount (STT)

3rd – Dornel Weaver “Unruly” (STT)

 

Race 3 – Class B - 21’-22’

1st – Michael Turnbull “Da Bishop (BVI)

2nd – Mia Blyden & Reba Evans “Old Lady” (BVI/STT)

3rd – Jarom Barnes “Go Get Um” (BVI)

 

Race 4 – Class A – 21’-22-

1st – Donald Peterson “Substance” (STT)

2nd – Nicholas Charles “Bumble Bee” (STX)

3rd – Jareem Todman “C-16” (BVI)

 

Race 5 – Class 24’ V-Hull

1st – Rasheed Frett “Pure RPM” (BVI)

2nd – Gordon Coffelt “Procrastination” (STT)

3rd – Dean Martin “Long Platt” (STT)

4th – Cedric Rogers “Force 2 Fit” (STT)

 

Race 6 – Class 24’-25’ Cat

1st – Jareem Todman “The Brainz” (BVI)

2nd – Luis Amaro Jr. “Blood Line” (STT)

 

Race 7 – Class 27’-30’ Cat

1st – Troy Gumbs “Super Boat” (STT)

2nd – Nazil Baksh “Port Control aka Black Label” (STT)

3rd – Neville Pole “Pure Dog” (STT)

4th – Jonathan Rey “Rush” (STT)

 

Race 8 – Class B Offshore “Administrator Cup”

1st – Bernard Malone “They Coming” (STT)

2nd – Johnny Weeks “Phat Gurl” (STT)

3rd – Dareen Roach “Smile Orange” (STT)

 

Race 9 – Class A Offshore “Governor’s Cup”

1st – Dean Martin “Gorgon” (STT)

2nd – Akeem Pickering “In Motion” (BVI)

3rd – Aaron Roach “Unstoppable” (STT)

 

Race 10 – Unlimited “Southland Gaming Cup”

1st – Alton Phillip & Devon Blyden “Smokin Joe” (STT)

2nd – Kent Bernier “Stir It Up” (STT)

3rd – Roger Francis “Never Enough” (STT)

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