Nassau Cup Race: That’s a Wrap!

Published on November 16th, 2014

Nassau, Bahamas (November 16, 2014) – It was a “death from behind” year for the 2014 Miami-Nassau Cup Race, with slower boats riding new breeze right up to the leaders on the final leg, to Nassau Harbor. The entire fleet finished within 2.5 hours of each other on Friday evening. First across was Frank Atkinson’s new J 125 Raisin’ Cane, in the IRC Class. Taking line honors for the PHRF Class was Eamonn DeLisser and Jim Bill’s new Farr 395 Senara, who were pushing Raisin’ Cane for the fleet lead early on Friday morning.

Alas, a day of light downhill work brought the leaders slowly to Nassau, while their big leads evaporated, thanks to the back of the fleet bringing the new breeze right up to the the leaders. Wilfredo Paredes’ Beneteau 43 Sunquest took the win in the PHRF Class by more than 45 minutes over the defending Nassau Cup Champion, Mirage. In the IRC Class, Russell Dunn’s Beneteau 36.7 Rim Shot hit nothing but net, beating Robin Team’s J 122 Teamwork by more than an hour to win the Nassau Cup.

Awards were presented at the Nassau Yacht Club with a welcome party. Next up for the 2014-2015 SORC season is the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race on January 14 and the Pineapple Cup, Ft. Lauderdale to Montego Bay Jamaica Race on February 6, both hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club.

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