First Light wins Bermuda One-Two

Published on June 21st, 2023

The second half of the Bermuda One-Two concluded when the Hinckley Pilot 35 Strummer was the last boat to finish at 6:33 pm on June 20 in Newport, RI. Following the singlehanded leg to Bermuda, the doublehanded return stage to Newport started June 15 in the St. George’s Harbour, Bermuda.

The 17-boat fleet was hit with squalls/thunder storms and big sea state just hours after the start and suffered those conditions for several days and then the winds went light after that. The slower boats ended up in nice Southeasterly breezes in the teens and relatively flat seas into the finish.

The first boat to finish, the Class40 First Light in Class 1 sailed by Cole Brauer and Catherine Chimney, was also the first boat to finish on the singlehanded leg with Cole Brauer skippering (first time skipper).

On corrected time, First Light lost out to the J/105 Young American in Class 2 sailed by Peter Becker (Peter’s second Bermuda One-Two race) and Andrien Blanc. Both boats were first on corrected time in their classes. First place, both in elapsed and corrected times in Class 3, was the Valiant 42 Cordelia sailed by Roy and Gail (“The Navigator”) Greenwald (their 5th race).

The two legs are combined for another set of trophies, with First Light earning first in both elapsed and corrected times in Class 1 and first in combined corrected time in the fleet. Young American was first in both elapsed and corrected times in Class 2 and third combined corrected time in the fleet. Cordelia resulted in first for both elapsed and corrected times in Class 3 and was second in fleet for combined corrected time.

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