Bermuda International Invitational Raceweek 2014 - May 3rd – May 9, 2014 - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
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Congratulations Team Renegade +
Day 4 of BIIRW has seen a the crowning of a new Etchells champion - John Hele and the team on Renegade comfortably won the Etchells series which concluded today. In second place was Bermuda's Tim Patton and third was GBR's Jason Owen.
On the IOD front - results are still pending today as at the time of writing due to several teams visiting the 'naughty room' (Protest Room). Peter Wickwire has definitely won Series A and still holds a slim lead at the start of Series B. This means he still leading the Overall series and is on course to hoist the Vrengen Gold Cup on Friday.
Laser action: Cam Pimentel is still leading fleet and nothing is holding him back
The IOD fleet never seems to escape BIIRW without a 'repair' night. Today is no different - in the last race of the Day, Ed Kavle of Fishers Island broke rule 10 against Henry Arnold of Royal Thames Yacht Club. The unfortunate port/starboard incident resulted in Kavle retiring (RET) from the race and Arnold now waiting on average points for the regatta (SI Appendix B 5). Sadly Arnold's boat for the day, Solna (#11) received a broken mast and Kavle's boat ( Blitz , #6) has suffered a broken fore-stay and other rigging damage. The Bermuda Class Association is in full repair mode and Blitz should be back out on the water tomorrow. Solna maybe out on her mooring tomorrow and that means
Day 2 of BIIRW 2014 got off to a windy start on both Alpha and Bravo courses today.
The Etchells fleet entered day 2 of their 4-day regatta and the top three spots are still quite close. After today's 3 races, John Hele's Renegade has pulled out in front and currently stands on 10 points. Renegade came out of the start all guns blazing today and had three bullets. Only 3 points behind, on 13 points is perennial BIIRW favourite, Tim Patton in Thrash. GBR's Jason Owen has dropped to third place in Pippa but stands close to the top spot on 16 points. Martin Vezina, sailing in Raven , sailed a man short today, when one of his
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week starts on May 3rd with registration and will continue until the evening of May 9th with prize giving. For the IODs racing will consist of 14 races in the Great Sound. This year we have 13 participants, 11 from overseas and 2 from Bermuda. Geographically, the participants are from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Bermuda.
The Regatta will be hotly contested as usual, as 3 former IOD Bermuda Race Week champions headline the list of competitors. The most recent race week winner is past champion from the Newport Shields fleet Dan Faria who is keen to get another Bermuda Race Week victory. Perennial competitor Jan Petter Roed from Norway is back