Monday, April 1, 2013

Winning Crew - America's Cup Charters' crew dominated sailing in the Islands this winter.

2013 BVI Regatta

People always ask us what our crew does in the "off-season".  While there's a lot of work to be done on our Cup boats to keep them ship shape in Bristol fashion, there's always time for sailing.  New England just isn't the place for that in the winter, but if you can get away to the islands, you'll find some great sailing during the cold weather months and you may just see some of the friendly faces of a few of our America's Cup Charters' crew.
Micah & Walter show off their trophies
America's Cup Charters' crew made a big splash down in the islands and had a lot of fun reconnecting with old friends and making new.  The one request we have of them is always the same:  bring home the trophy - a request that they were happy to deliver on.
Micah on Bow
Micah was bowman on Team Island Water World Racing, IC/24.  They took first, dominating their class in the BVI Spring Regatta ending with a perfect string of bullets.    High seas, up to 2 meters, a wind speed for the first start of up to 20 knots, and a horizon darkened by a squall with a blinding rain made for exhilarating racing.  The week before , the St. Thomas Rolex International Regatta, wasn't quite as exciting as Micah and his team on board Three Harkoms took 2nd in Jib and Main.

Team N'aia - Walter was Bowman
Wet sails, slippery decks and squalls blowing off the Atlantic, didn't stop Walter and his team from taking first place on N'aia, a Swan 53.  The conditions making the win just that much more rewarding.  Walter got in a good month of sailing, winning 5th in Jib and Main in the St. Thomas Rolex the week before.  He also sailed against fellow AC crew member Joe Waits, in Virgin Gorda during the Rolex Swan Cup the week prior to St. Thomas.  We're sure the Islands just aren't the same after this visit from our guys.  
Joe Waits - crew from Intrepid
Hanging with the team of White Rhino, the crew took 3rd in CSA1 during the St. Thomas Rolex Regatta.  Nothing but the best sailors for our clients!  Let's see if we can get these guys back up north to finish prepping their boats for our upcoming season.  We begin our charter sails the last week in April.

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