Blustery Bermuda Sidelines Mothfest

Published on December 7th, 2016

Hamilton, Bermuda (December 7, 2016) – Today’s scheduled races at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club have been postponed due to strong winds on Great Sound.

“We’re seeing wind readings between 22 and 26 knots,” said Principal Race Officer David Campbell-James. “The forecast I have calls for gusts to 40 knots this morning before backing off to 30 knots this afternoon. So we’ve made the unfortunate decision to postpone today’s schedule.”

Tomorrow’s forecast calls for a moderate 12 to 18 knots from the west/northwest and Campbell-James hopes to run four races. “I really want to get 10 races in for the series,” said Campbell-James. “That would give everyone two discards. If we can get four in tomorrow and two on Friday, then we’ll be at 10 for the series.”

After four races Dylan Fletcher-Scott of the U.K. holds the overall lead with the low score of 13 points. Defending champion Rob Greenhalgh is second with 15 points and Ireland’s Rory Fitzpatrick, the Day 1 leader, is third with 24 points.

Racing is set to resume tomorrow with the first start scheduled for 1030 hours.

The regatta runs from December 4 to 9. A prize purse of $10,000 is up for grabs, with $5,000 earmarked for the winner.

Current Results (Top 10 of 51; 4 races)
1. Dylan Fletcher-Scott (GBR) 7-4-1-1 – 13 points
2. Rob Greenhalgh (GBR) 3-1-8-3 – 15
3. Rory Fitzpatrick (IRL) 1-2-13-8 – 24
4. David Hivey (GBR) 13-6-3-4 – 26
5. James McMillan (GBR) 6-7-9-5 – 27
6. Stefano Rizzi (ITA) 4-5-5-14 – 9
7. John Clifton (GBR) 12-8-6-10 – 36
8. Jonathan Heathcote (GBR) 5-11-12-9 – 37
9. Simon Hiscocks (GBR) 9-9-10-12 – 40
10. Dan Ward (GBR) 8-13-19-13 – 21

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Source: Sean McNeill

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