Golden Rock Regatta 2017 Overall Results
Since Hurricane Irma had destroyed the Charter Fleets on St. Maarten/St. Martin and Tortola we were forced to move the Golden Rock Regatta South to Guadeloupe with a much reduced fleet of Die-Hards!
Unfortunately it seems the Hurricanes had used up all the winds. Each race day we failed to get the fleet started with wind below 2 kts. With the long distances we needed to sail on the new course (Guadeloupe – Montserrat – St. Kitts – Statia and back!) so we had to be creative! Boats started at noon with winds between 6 – 9 kts registering their GPS positions (photographing their position and time on their plotter) and sail as long as they had wind. They then repeated the exorcise photographing their finish. On average each race was between 1,5 hrs to 2 hrs. Their average corrected speed was then calculated to yield a result! We believe this to be a first!!!!
We also lost all our St. Maarten sponsors so we dispensed with the naming of the trophies!
However what we lacked in Racing we made up for in the parties! Especially the parties on Montserrat, St. Kitts, Statia and Point-a-Pitre were smash hits!!
So below the results! As soon as we have photo’s these will be added.
|1||Ned 4||Bart Bot||Copernic Oce. 41||4||2||1||1|
|2||USA 2||Michael Lehmkuhl||Team WTF||7||3||2||2|
|3||NED 5||Casper Landeweert||NIX X61||13||1||dnc||dnc|
|4||CAN 1||Kevin Mitchell||Sea U SO 449||14||5||dnf||3|
|5||NED 3||Toine Naber||Imani SO 509||16||4||dnf||dnc|