ST GEORGE’S,
February 1, 2012
– Grenadian
yachtsman Robbie Yearwood in his J24 yacht Die Hard, the smallest boat in the
fleet, finished triumphant after four days of fiercely competitive racing and
took the prize of Overall Festival Winner 2012.
This was an extremely popular result, welcomed by
all participants, as Robbie notched up six first places and one second place
over the Festival’s seven race series – just one point short of the perfect result.
Robbie and his crew also won the True Blue Bay
Resort Pursuit Race, making him the man to beat at the Grenada Sailing Festival
Camper & Nicholsons Racing Series 2012.
Robbie’s prize, a Jeroboam of Moet & Chandon
Champagne, the North South Wines Moet & Chandon Trophy, two British Airways
return tickets to London, a bottle of Mount Gay 1703 and a bottle of 18 Year
Old Chivas Regal was presented by the Honourable Peter David, Minister of
Tourism, at the final night Gala Party staged at The Victory Bar, Port Louis
Marina.
The Minister thanked all participating yachtsmen
for coming to Grenada, and emphasised the significant contribution they make to
the island. He went on to say that the Marine and Yachting Sector is a vital
part of the economy and events such as the Grenada Sailing Festival are
important in encouraging more skippers and crews to visit and experience the
wonderful racing waters and marina facilities on offer.
The prizes for the Camper & Nicholsons Port
Louis Race Series, the final day’s race, were also presented by Mr Simon
Stiell, Director of the Grenada Board of Tourism. The full results were as
follows:
MULTIHULL
Yacht Name
Skipper
Class Prize
Rush
Chris Long
CHARTER
Yacht Name
Skipper
Class Prize
My Mistress
Robert Mills
CRUISING 2
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Die Hard
Robbie Yearwood
Second Place
Bloody Mary
Jerry Stewart
Third Place
Apero
Jason Fletcher
CRUISING 1
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Jaguar
Peter Morris
Second Place
Boxxer
Scott Watson
Third Place
Diamonds Are
Forever
Anne O’Sullivan
RACING
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Lost Horizon
James Dobbs
Second Place
Category 5
Richard Syzjan
Third Place
Slippery
Peter Peake
The cumulative results were also announced for
the final positions after the four days of racing in each Class: Racing,
Cruising 1, Cruising 2, Charter and Multihull, with the Overall Class Winners
receiving a Magnum of Champagne courtesy of North South Wines, a unique Grenada
Sailing Festival trophy designed by Rene Froehlich and a bottle of 18 Year Old Chivas
Regal. Results were:
MULTIHULL
Yacht Name
Skipper
Class Prize
Rush
Chris Long
CHARTER
Yacht Name
Skipper
Class Prize
My Mistress
Robert Mills
CRUISING 2
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Die Hard
Robbie Yearwood
Second Place
Rasmus
Dieter Huppenkothen
Third Place
Apero
Jason Fletcher
CRUISING 1
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Jaguar
Peter Morris
Second Place
Boxxer
Scott Watson
Third Place
Diamonds Are
Forever
Anne O’Sullivan
RACING
Yacht Name
Skipper
First Place
Lost Horizon
James Dobbs
Second Place
Slippery
Peter Peake
Third Place
Blackberry Enzyme
Paul Solomon
Another Festival tradition for the final night is
to present skippers and crews with a great selection of special prizes donated
by local hotels, restaurants and tour companies. These are fun and not related
to results over the finish line, times or places in the fleet – they are a big
thank you to everyone who entered, and a chance to experience more of the
island.
Company
Prize
Yacht Name
Skipper
Spice Island
Beach Resort
2 Nights
Accommodation
Great Escape of
Southampton
Phil Munday
Laluna
Balinese Massage
Pipaluk
Francesco Massaro
Maca Bana
4 nights
Accommodation
Tanga Langa
Richard Jerrom
La Source
2 Nights
Accommodation
Bruggadung
Paul Johnson
Le Phare Bleu
Dinner for 2 on
the ship
Bloody Mary
Jerry Stewart
Le Phare Bleu
2 Nights
Accommodation
Shambhalla
Herve Pugin
Mt Cinnamon
3 Nights
Accommodation
Jaguar
Peter Morris
First Impressions
Whale watching
for 2
Spirit of Isis
On Deck
Mount Gay
Bag of goodies
& Rum
Spirit of Isis
On Deck
Charcoals
Meal Vouchers
Apero
Jason Fletcher
Mount Gay
Bag of goodies
& Rum
Apero
Jason Fletcher
Adventure Tours
River Tubing for
10
Diamonds Are
Forever
Girls for Sail
BBs Crabback
Meal for 2
Cricket
Sandy Mair
Horizon Yacht
Charters
Charter
Lost Horizon
James Dobbs
Spice Island
Marine Services
Haul-Out
Rasmus
Dieter
Huppenkothen
Spice Island
Marine Services
Haul-Out
Tulaichean 2
Mike Bingley
First Impressions
1/2 day sail and
snorkelling for 2
Kotari
Chris Clark
Belmont Estate
Lunch for 4
Kotari
Chris Clark
The Festival was hailed as a great success by all
skippers and crews who took part, many already booking their place on the start
line for the next event, which will take place from Friday 25 January to Tuesday 29 January 2013. As this will be a
milestone event celebrating the 20th Grenada Sailing Festival, the
planning has already started to make it the best ever.
Grenada Sailing Festival wishes to
thank all its sponsors and supporters on board already for 2012: the Grenada
Board of Tourism; Camper & Nicholsons Marinas; ScotiaBank; United
Insurance; Mount Gay Rum with agent Bryden & Minors; Budget Marine; True
Blue Bay Resort; The Moorings; The Victory Bar & Restaurant; North South
Wines; SOL EC Ltd.; Grenada
Breweries Ltd.; GBN; LIME; Chivas Regal; British Airways; Horizon Yacht
Charters; Spice Island Marine Services; Grenada Union of Teachers Co-Op Credit
Union; Insurance Consultants Grenada Ltd; Island Dreams Yacht Services;
Turbulence Ltd.; Steele’s Auto Supplies; Harris Paints (Barbados) Ltd.; Coca
Cola; Real Value IGA; Grenlec; Glenelg Spring Water; Spice Isle Fish House;
Country Cold Store; Courts; Marketing & National Importing Board;
Mitchell’s Health & Wellness; Spice Island Fireworks and unique trophies
from Rene Froehlich, Passion Furniture Design.
SOURCE: Grenada Sailing Festival

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