Team Liquid wins Caribbean Best Boat
Published on May 3rd, 2020
The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has awarded for the second year running the CSA Traveller’s Trophy to Antigua-based Pamala Baldwin’s J/122 Liquid. Although the racing season was cut short due to the worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, Team Liquid had already earned a class win in CSA 1 at Grenada Sailing Week, second in CSA 2 in the RORC Caribbean 600, and second in CSA 3 at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
“Skipper Jules White and I, and the rest of the crew, came together so well at the start of the season,” said Baldwin. “We were confident without being complacent this year and we felt the team dynamics had fallen into place well. We had high hopes for the series for the season so we are delighted to hear that we have won. I am already looking forward to the 2021 season and seeing if we can make it a hat-trick.”
Baldwin joins a long list of famous winners of the trophy including many famous Caribbean sailors and those based in the region for the season such as Jamie Dobbs, John Foster, Hugh Bailey, Bernie Evan-Wong, Dougie Myers, Tom Hill, Scott Ledbetter, Andrew Birk, Jaime Torres, and Sandy Mair, the creator of the trophy.
The CSA Traveller’s Trophy has been awarded for more than 20 years as a way of awarding excellence in yacht racing performance as well as effort in terms of travelling to away regattas.
To qualify for the Trophy, a boat must participate in a minimum of three regattas of which at least one must be in an away region and at least one a major event. Boats accumulate points over the season so that by season’s end an overall winner – Caribbean Best Boat – will emerge. Final totals are assessed at Antigua Sailing Week with the winner announced and trophy awarded at the Antigua Sailing Week (if the winner is in Antigua).