Canfield wins Scuttlebutt Offshore Championship

Published on October 28th, 2013

Virgin Gorda, BVI (October 28, 2013) – No question about it – there was something for everyone at this year’s Scuttlebutt Offshore Championship. Hosted by the esteemed resort Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) as part of their 27th Annual Pro Am Regatta, the Mount Gay Defiance Day Series of races delivered a little bit of everything.

With resort guests crewing on all the entries, the 11-mile run down to The Baths was everything the brochure promised – bright sun, small whitecaps and perhaps 15 knots of breeze abaft the beam. Like perfect. The return leg to the BEYC was a bit more adventuresome. After a pleasant reaching start in a warm Caribbean 12-knot trade-wind, a squall passed through with gusts to 25 followed by 5-knot lulls.

Taylor Canfield, who makes his home in nearby St. Thomas, USVI, figured it out perfectly to win the overall prize on one of the IC24s that will be used for the Pro Am Regatta that starts on Tuesday. Zack Railey won the monohull class skippering Team Red Stripe’s C&C 42, while Dave Ullman skippered the top (totally non-foiling) multihull.

The elite skippers (and Scuttlebutt founder Tom Leweck) at the 2013 ‘Fantasy Camp’ are…
Alec Anderson, native BVI-islander, 3-time College All American
Taylor Canfield, World #1 ranked match racing
Paul Cayard, America’s Cup fame
Dave Perry, match racing and rules guru
Zach Railey, Olympic medalist, Finn
Stephanie Roble, US #1 ranked match racing
Dave Ullman, too many accomplishments to list

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