Pros and Joes team up on the North Sound
Published on October 29th, 2013
Virgin Gorda, BVI (October 29, 2013) – Reliable brisk Caribbean trade-winds were right on schedule for the morning races of the first day of the Bitter End Yacht Club’s Pro Am Regatta. However, that all changed after the lunch break when the breeze on the BVI’s North Sound lightened, the shifts became more pronounced … and the holes became more painful.
“I think my crew thought I’d lost my mind for tacking as often as we did,” said skipper Stephanie Roble, “but when you get hit with a 60 degree shift there really isn’t any time to explain.”
Olympic medalist Zach Railey figured it out best by winning three of the first eight races to take a four point lead over three time collegiate All-American Alec Anderson, with America’s Cup veteran Paul Cayard just two point further back in third place .
Wednesday is a scheduled lay day, so the guests of the BEYC, who crew for the eight pro skippers on the matched IC24s, can take a day trip to Anegada Island.
Standings after eight races:
1. Zach Railey, 21
2. Alec Anderson, 25
3. Paul Cayard, 27
4. Dave Ullman, 32
5. Dave Perry, 38
6. Stephanie Roble, 46
7. Brad Dellenbaugh, 47
8. Taylor Canfield, 51