Yacht Club stages successful Regatta

The first day of the SuperCentre Dinghy Regatta with ten boats competing in four classes was raced last Sunday and at the end of the day Jason Tindale, Amy Cox, Drew Gill and Aidan O’Donnell emerged tops in their respective class.

Action in Sunday's Barbados National Dinghy Championships.
Action in Sunday’s Barbados National Dinghy Championships.

The classes were the Laser Radial, Laser Standard, Topper Topaz Uno and Optimist classes. The race was open to people of all ages and had competitors ranging from age 11 to over 40 years.

The conditions were fantastic as the sailors set out in Carlisle Bay and remained ideal throughout the five races which started at 10 a.m. and ended about 12:30 p.m. There was close competition in the Laser Radial Class between sailors Amy Cox and Scott Gittens, both of whom have represented Barbados in regional and international regattas. They were closely followed by Alec Drayton and Georgie Trew.

The Optimist class saw an even match between Gill and Delyth Morris before Gill triumphed. New racer Ché Alleyne impressed race officials once again in the Topaz Uno class with his enthusiasm and skill, while class leader O’Donnell took first place for the day’s racing. Participating in the Laser Standard Class was last year’s national champion Tindale, and Barbados Cruising Club sailor Steven Leheup with the former taking
the glory.

The Barbados Yacht Club hosted the regatta and LRN 2 Sail Barbados Inc. provided the safety boat and staff, while the event was officiated by Anne Tindale.


The final results are as follows:

Laser Standard

1st Jason Tindale

2nd Steve Leheup

Laser Radial

1st Amy Cox

2nd Scott Gittens

3rd Alec Drayton

4th Georgie Trew


1st Drew Gill

2nd Delyth Morris

Topper Topaz Uno

1st Aidan O’Donnell

2nd Ché Alleyne

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