Bermuda International Invitational Raceweek 2014 - May 3rd – May 9, 2014 - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
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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
We are thrilled to announce that AES Limited is back on board for 2014 as the sponsor for the Optimists and Youth Classes. Tim Madeiros, CEO of AES Ltd, is a great supporter of junior and youth sailing in Bermuda and the event is happy to have such a 'green' company linked with our wonderful 'green' sport and at the grass roots level!
Tim has two up and coming juniors in one of Bermuda's Optimist programmes (RBYC) and is a firm believer is giving support to this age group. Because of AES Ltd. support we can proudly say that all Optimists invited to this event will have their entry fee waived.
The Optimist are scheduled for a weekend of racing
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The dates for BIIRW 2014 are May 3 – 9, 2014. This year’s event bring IODs, J105s, J24s, Etchells, Comets, Lasers and Optimist together for a fun, race filled week in Bermuda waters. Interested in an invite? Please contact us. The Notice of Race is available for download.
With 9 of 12 scheduled races done the Etchells go into their last day of racing with very close scores. Leading by a slim margin is CEO of Argo Group, Mark Watson III – provisionally he stands on 22 points with Bermuda’s Will Thompson close behind on 27 points and Tim Patton on 30 points and GBR’s Jason Owen on 31 points. Tuesday’s 3 scheduled races are critical for all skippers as race drops will take effect when scoring final results – drops can drastically alter the final standings with boats sailing so close together.
J105s – Day 3
The J105 fleet has also concluded 9 of 12 races and the competition between current provisional leaders Trevor Boyce/Michael Nash of
The prestigious Bermuda International Invitational Race Week included racing for Optimists for the first time in its history. The Optimist racing was sponsored by Alternative Energy Systems (Bermuda) Ltd. The regatta had 34 BER sailors entered, but with the expatriate and international make-up of the Bermuda Optimist fleet, the organisers added a bit of fun to the sailor’s entries indicating 10 Nationalities were represented.
Winds were light on the first day of racing. This provided for an excellent introduction to racing for some of the younger sailors competing in the Silver Fleet for the first time. RBYC Sailing Academy Coach Tom Herbert-Evans was thrilled to see so many sailors taking to the water, “Our focus for junior sailing is always
Bermuda Int’l Invitational Race Week – IOD Class 2013 +
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week starts on April 27th with registration and will continue until the evening of May 3rd with prize giving. For the IOD’s racing will consist of 13 races in the Great Sound. This year there will be 13 participants, 11 from overseas and 2 from Bermuda. Geographically, the participants are from the United States, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Bermuda.
The Regatta will be hotly contested as usual, as two – time past IOD world champions and defending Bermuda Race Week winners John Burnham and co-skipper Peter Rugg from Fisher’s Island headline the list of competitors. Not to be taken lightly, the field will have four other past Bermuda Race Week winners in addition to the Burnham-Rugg