Team BVI Sailing team showed up in force at Cowpet Bay, to challenge the sailors from St. Thomas Yacht Club at this year’s MLK Jr. Day Regatta.
This annual event represents one of just a few opportunities to get the sailors from all of our closely packed islands together for such an enjoyable event.
Representing the BVI this time around, were an impressive group, composed almost entirely of BVI Belongers. This heavy local involvement is a direct result of the programs at the Royal BVI Yacht Club, to train sailors here in the art of competitive sailing, providing lifelong sport for these young sailors.
In the Laser Class, BVI Islanders Matthew Oliver and also Mollee Donovan sailed the 4.7 rig (smallest Laser sail for lighter teenagers) finishing third and first, respectively.
Mollee raced a superb regatta, finishing in first place in almost every single race.
In the Optimist Class, small racing boats for children 8-15 years old, sailors all start on the same starting line but are scored according to age division. Team BVI was represented by sailors in the Green (beginner) , White (9-10) and Blue (11-12) Fleets .
All sailors did great this weekend showing that their training with our resident coach Omari Scott has really paid off.