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Whoop Whoop takes first win of RBVIYC 2020 sailing calendar

- sails in first @ 2020 Halyard Challenge
Whoop Whoop crossing the finish line for line honours and the overall win. Photo: RBVIYC
From left: Rayne Duff, Kevin Rowlette, Claire Burke, Ted Reshetiloff, Kevin Wrigley and Graham Halyard Harney. Photo: RBVIYC
From left: Rayne Duff, Kevin Rowlette, Claire Burke, Ted Reshetiloff, Kevin Wrigley and Graham Halyard Harney. Photo: RBVIYC
Lucky 7, coming back into Road Harbour. Photo: RBVIYC
Lucky 7, coming back into Road Harbour. Photo: RBVIYC
ROAD HARBOUR, Tortola, VI- Four trimarans took to the water for the first race of the Royal BVI Yacht Club's 2020 calendar, the Halyard Challenge, and it was Kevin Rowlette's Whoop Whoop who claimed line honours and the overall win on January 4, 2020.

Starting in Road Harbour the trimarans raced out to leave Hog Valley Green to starboard, Flannigan to port, Pelican and the Indians to port, Deadchest to port and returned to finish in Road Harbour. The option to leave Deadchest to port gave the crews some food for they take a course around the back of Peter Island or come inside and race up through the Sir Francis Drake Channel?

All four got away on the gun at 10:35am putting on a beautiful show for the cruise shippers as they zipped around the harbour.

Whoop Whoop there it is!

Just over 2 hours later, the first boat, Whoop Whoop, appeared around the point as they re-entered Road Harbour.

Four minutes or so later Eddie Brockbank's Lucky 7 crossed the line for second which was also second on corrected time. Lucky 7 was the only one in the fleet to opt for the route around Peter Island and recorded a whopping 12 knots as they sailed upwind towards Carrot Rock.

Third overall and third on the water was Barney Crook on Airgasm with Chris Haycraft, the newest Corsair in the fleet, Ting a Ling, coming in fourth.

According to the RBVIYC, the trimarans may look the same but in fact there are three different types, therefore, each boat has a rating which is used to calculate a 'corrected time' in order to enable boats of different types to race against each other. "It was on Saturday; but first across the line is not necessarily first overall!"

Congratulations were extended to Kevin Rowlette and his crew of Kevin Wrigley, Ted Reshetiloff and Rayne Duff.

"Thank you to the race committee and all who came out to race," the RBVIYC said.

The prizes were presented by Graham Halyard Harney at the Royal BVI Yacht Club.

1. Whoop Whoop, Kevin Rowlette
2. Lucky 7, Eddie Brockbank
3. Airgasm, Barney Crook
4. Ting a Ling, Chris Haycraft

6 Responses to “Whoop Whoop takes first win of RBVIYC 2020 sailing calendar”

  • Truth (10/01/2020, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    • True (10/01/2020, 17:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      No locals race their go fast boats instead, don't see us white boys complaining we ain't included in the races!
    • Too true (10/01/2020, 20:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you know Thad Lettsome was the top BVI Junior sailor???....
    • rubbish (12/01/2020, 13:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Locals had a history of sailing not that long ago. It was the way to get around. Sailing, alas, requires skills that take longer to learn than turning the key, and pushing throttle forward. That's why locals don't sail. They should, and if they did, there's probably job opportunities as long as people want to come sail in the BVIs.
  • lokal (10/01/2020, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speak to el richardson, roosevelt smith, johnny hassan, john shirley and the rest of those guys and ayo will know what went on
  • Guy Hill 2020 (12/01/2020, 15:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Racism. Isms and skisms. U all need to stop now. There is nothing stopping anyone else from sailing or competing. . Cut the bullsh*t out in the BVI in 2020.

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