PHOTOS: 2020 Bahamas Optimist National Championship

Published on February 28th, 2021

The 2020 Bahamas Optimist National Championship was sailed February 27-28 on the waters of beautiful Elizabeth Harbor in George Town, Exuma. Fifty-three sailors came from the various islands of the Bahamas, and were met by challenging conditions of 3 to 4 foot chop with 20 mph winds gusting to as high as 30 mph.

Going into the seventh and final championship race, Joshua Weech (above), Craig Ferguson, and Kaemen Floyd were separated by four points with Joshua leading. For Craig to win, he needed to be in the top three and put one boat between him and Joshua, but Joshua wouldn’t let it happen.

In the end there was one point separating these three sailors. Joshua, 11 points and Craig and Kaemen 12 points with Craig winning the tie-break. Joshua ended up the overall series winner when prizes were awarded at the Chat ‘N’ Chill Restaurant.

Final Results:
1. Joshua Weech, BNSS/NYC
2. Craig Ferguson, BNSS/NYC
3. Kaeman Floyd, BNSS/NYC
Top female: Mary Jac Nash, LCIS

Source: Photos and report by Jan Pehrson

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