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1 April 2005, 01:10 pm
Team Ireland Wins Nations' Challenge Cup
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2005 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Six teams - with two on the waiting list - entered the second annual Nations' Challenge Cup held on the North Sound in Virgin Gorda on Wednesday. With two flights of four races each in the morning and afternoon, Team Ireland led by nineteen year old Jeremy WILMOTT, son of Crescendo's skipper Jamie WILMOTT, racked up fifteen points in the eight races and took the Cup.
Defending champions Team West Coast, albeit with a different team from last year, tied on points with Team Great Britain, but took second place on the tie-break. Team West Coast was made up of crew from Cosmic Warlord, winners of the racing class in the previous day's Bitter End Cup. Mike GEORGE was at the helm. The third place Team GB comprised of two-time Olympic gold medallist Shirley ROBERTSON and Jamie BOAG who will be competing in Bareboat A during the BVI Spring Regatta. They were joined by Barry and Sue PARKIN, who are sailing again this year with the BVI Melges 24 Mistress Quickly during the regatta.

Team BVI, Germany and MidWest also competed in the event that was held in The Bitter End Yacht Club's fleet of Hunter 216s.

Results

1. Team Ireland, 15 points
2. Team West Coast, 20 points
3. Team GB, 20 points
4. Team BVI, 32 points
5. Team Germany, 35 points
6. Team Mid-West, 46 points

The three-day BVI Spring Regatta starts today and takes place on the south side of Tortola in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on three different courses.

Event Media. Image, The Six Competing Teams:© Alastair Abrehart, Broadsword/www.caribbeanracing.com
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