Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

Ting a Ling triumphs @ O'Neal & Mundy Commodore's Race

- event was held in Road Harbour on January 8, 2022
Lucky 7, Trike and Ting a Ling at the start of the 2021 edition of the O'Neal and Mundy Commodore's Race at Road Harbour on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Photo: RVBIYC/Facebook
The triumphant Ting a Ling team skippered by Chris Haycraft, right. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
The triumphant Ting a Ling team skippered by Chris Haycraft, right. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
Ting a Ling returning to Road Harbour in 1st place. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
Ting a Ling returning to Road Harbour in 1st place. Photo: RBVIYC/Facebook
ROAD HARBOUR, Tortola, VI- The rescheduled 2021 edition of the O'Neal and Mundy Commodore's Race took place at Road Harbour on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Four trimarans took to the racecourse for a spectacular sail out in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Blustery winds in the upper teens and gusting over 20 knots made for a wet ride, the perfect way to blow away those new year cobwebs!

The race started in Road Harbour, rounded Hog Valley Green to starboard followed by a fast ride down the channel to round Flanagan. With downwind boat speeds reported over 20 knots these boats are the speedsters of the VI and it wasn't long before they were headed back up between Norman and Peter Island to pass Dead Chest to port and return to the finish line in Road Harbour.

The newest trimaran to join the VI fleet, Trike, brings the Corsair 31's to two and as expected Sam Talbot and his crew shot off from the start line to reach the first mark first. The largest boat in the fleet, their challenge was to sail fast, sail smart and stay in front of the others. This they did, coming back across the finish line two hours and 39 seconds after the start.

Ting a Ling triumphs

The waiting game began with all eyes on the white spinnaker of Ting a Ling as Chris Haycraft and his team powered across the channel followed by Eddie Brockbank's Lucky 7 to finish second and third on the water. Some technical challenges aboard Whoop Whoop put them on the back foot right from the start and they were not able to recover any positions, crossing the line in fourth and staying fourth on corrected time.

The overall win went to Ting a Ling by just under two minutes on corrected time. Trike held on to second with Lucky 7 taking third and Whoop Whoop fourth.

The event, organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC), was sponsored by O'Neal & Mundy Shipping.

6 Responses to “Ting a Ling triumphs @ O'Neal & Mundy Commodore's Race”

  • cay (12/01/2022, 23:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just hope more of our local people get involved in this sector not just at the bottom
    • Forbidden Truth (13/01/2022, 06:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Haycraft is Local. What's your moot point?
    • @Cay (13/01/2022, 07:34) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      The yacht club have an extensive youth training programme for locals who wish to participate in this wonderful sport.
    • @Cay (13/01/2022, 13:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Their preferred sector are the ''fast boats". Illegal and deadly.
      You need to read and listen to the media more often.
  • Monohull (13/01/2022, 10:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The multihulls have taken over sail racing in the BVI!!
  • hello (13/01/2022, 13:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A breath of fresh air on our seaways. Positive publicity.


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.