RBVIYC Youth Represent BVI in St Maartin Sol Regatta

Photo courtesy of RBVIYC

Photo courtesy of RBVIYC

By Royal BVI Yacht Club

This past weekend the Royal BVI Yacht Club attended the St. Maarten 11th Annual Sol Optimist Regatta Championship. The 34 regatta participants were comprised of 22 championship fleet racers and 12 green fleet racers. BVI championship fleet sailors included Anya and Max Reshetiloff, Kyle Roose, Ryan Lettsome, and Nathan Haycraft, while Noah Goerge and Nici Haycraft represented the team in the green fleet.

First day conditions on Saturday proved challenging. The race course area set inside of Simpson Bay Lagoon saw shifting winds with changes in velocity from 5 knots to gusts of 15 knots. After the first day of racing championship fleet sailor Nathan Haycraft stood in 3rd place overall.

The second day of competition saw more sustained winds on the race course located outside of the lagoon in Simpson Bay. Nathan improved from 3rd to 2nd place overall. Green fleet sailors Noah George and Nici Haycraft raced consistently well all weekend, finishing 4th and 5th respectively overall.