Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bacardi Battles Continue

Will Hendershot and Alain Vranderick at the Bacardi Cup yesterday.

I gave an incorrect impression in a previous post that the Bacardi Star Regatta had been completed. That is not the case. The regatta continues with a long race each day. Our Montreal sailors Will Hendershot and Alain Vranderick continue to do very well placing right smack in the middle of this all-star international fleet of sailors and top professionals. 75 boats are competing. Fellow Canadians Brian Cramer and Bjorn Tyler from the Lake Ontario fleet have risen in the standings to 26th overall after finishing in 22nd in the third race. Hamish Pepper and David Giles took the bullet on this day, after a real battle between them and a pack of about 4 boats fought for the right side and traded the lead. Pepper and Giles managed to cross ahead when the breeze turned into heavier air on the final beat. Click the title for the full story, and check into Montreal Sailing for updates and a wind up from Alain upon his return.