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Ten boats took part in the 2019 O'Neal & Mundy Commodore's Race on a bright and squally day over the weekend.
The Mulithulls and Racing classes raced up to Hog Valley Green marker off Brandywine Bay, across to round Salt Island to port and Cooper Island to starboard before returning to Nanny Cay to finish.
Eddie Brockbank made a quick getaway in his Corsair Lucky 7 and took line honours after just over two hours on the race course. Barney Crook's Airgasm came in just two minutes later which was enough on corrected time to give him the class and the overall Commodore's Race win.
Ted Reshetiloff, skippering Whoop Whoop was third.
In his first RBVIYC event with new trimaran Ping, Chris Haycraft was forced to retire after discovering one the daggerboards was missing. By some miracle said daggerboard turned up later that evening.
Three monohulls entered the racing class. Spike, skippered by Sam Talbot returned to BVI racing and after shaking off the cobwebs came out on top. In second place was Henry Leonnig's Firewater with Gilbo Simpson and Sam Talbot on The Black Pig in third.
The Lasers took a brutal first beat up to Hog Valley Green then back to a windward leeward with a slightly shorter second lap! Thad Lettsome showed them how it’s done taking a convincing win from Graham Harney and coach Chris Watters.
1. Airgasm, Barney Crook
2. Lucky 7, Eddie Brockbank
3. Whoop Whoop, Ted Reshetiloff
4. Ping, Chris Haycraft (RTD)
1. Spike, Sam Talbot
2. Firewater, Henry Leonnig
3. The Black Pig, Gilbo Simpson
1. Thad Lettsome
2. Graham Harney
3. Chris Watters