80th Mount Gay Round Barbados Series Coastal Series
January 21, 2016
The final day of the Coastal Series at the 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta, organized by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., and Mount Gay, concluded in fine style with sunshine, wind up to 28 knots and a relatively flat sea. In Carlisle Bay, where winds remained around 18-20 knots, the J/24 fleet enjoyed yet more close battles in the final four races of the series. With Robbie Yearwood and team on Island Water World Die Hard from Grenada, and Neil Burke and team on Impulse equal on points going into the final day’s racing, competition was guaranteed to be intense. The situation looked good for Burke and team on Impulse with two wins in the bag after the first two races, while Yearwood and Team Island Water World Die Hard suffered with a couple of penalties, which left them having to count a third and a fourth. Living up to their name, however, Team Die Hard fought back and won the final two races, which left them snatching the title from Impulse by just one point. Commenting on the team’s impressive win, Robbie Yearwood said, “Absolutely delighted. After the first two races today we had a bit of a conference, settled down, put the past behind us, did what we had to do and focus on moving on. Thankfully it paid off.” For complete event information, visit http://mountgayrumroundbarbadosrace.com.