Hot Comradery and Competition
Published on October 8th, 2016
The 30th edition of the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro-Am Regatta, an adult fantasy camp held annually in the British Virgin Islands, will have an all-star line-up when resort guests convene for the upcoming event on October 22-29. The pros for the 2016 event are…
Ed Baird – Two-time America’s Cup winner (1995, 2007), six Pro Am titles, and World Champion in the Laser, J/24, and TP52. Ed competed in the inaugural Pro Am, and this year will be inducted into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame.
Steve Benjamin – US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year on the heels of winning 11 major one design and offshore events.
Taylor Canfield – Two-time Pro Am winner and current defending champion, Canfield competes at the highest level of the international match racing, and is currently ranked #1 in the world.
JJ Fetter – A two-time Olympic medalist, four-time US Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year, and competitor in the 1995 America’s Cup. JJ was an inductee in the 2015 class of the US National Sailing Hall of Fame.
Anthony Kotoun – Winner of 13 World, National, and North American championships in various one design classes, but most notably was the winner of the 2014 Pro Am title.
Dave Perry – Five-time US Match Race Champion along with countless National and North American titles. Among the leading rules advisors in the world, Dave is a noted author on the subject and in high demand as an advisor for America’s Cup and Olympic teams.
Dave Ullman – With World titles in the 470 (3) and Melges 24 (1), Dave has won national championships in nearly all the prominent one design dinghy classes. Through his work with the US Olympic team, Dave was selected as 2015 US Sailing National Coach of the Year and this year will be inducted into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame.
A variety of sailing and social events combine professional sailors with amateur resort guests amid the splendor of Caribbean sailing. There is even an event that excludes the pros: the Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship.