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Participants and race officials.
Participants and race officials.
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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines CG United Insurance National Sailing Championships came to a close at Calliaqua Bay last month, leaving race officials and spectators impressed with the level of racing.

Twenty-one sailors from all over the country were selected to compete at this high level.

The ILCA6 category witnessed an outstanding victory by Oreakay Joseph, securing the first-place position.

Joshua Weinhartd and Orekay Joseph winners for the perpetual trophies
Joshua Weinhartd, left, and Orekay Joseph, winners for the perpetual trophies

Following closely, Jamark Osborne claimed the 2nd place, while Logan Banfield secured the 3rd position, showcasing a high level of sailing skills.

In the Optimist class, Joshua Weinhardt emerged as the triumphant winner, showcasing a high level of determination, and sailing abilities.

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Tegan Deane secured the 2nd place and 1st girl, closely followed by Kai Marks Dasent, who clinched the 3rd position, demonstrating their competitive edge in this challenging category.

In the Optimist Green Fleet Madison Allock showed that her hard work and passion for the sport has paid off with a four first places, making her the overall champion.

Close Optimist racing
Close Optimist racing.

Rohana Warran and Ira Hadley, had only one point between them for 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

The weather conditions throughout the championship were unpredictable, ranging from variable sun to heavy rain squalls.

Competitors faced the challenge head-on, navigating the diverse conditions with skill and determination.

Madison Allcock winner Opti Green Fleet
Madison Allcock winner Opti Green Fleet.

The wind, fluctuating between light and medium strength, added an extra layer of complexity to the races, testing the sailors’ adaptability and expertise on the water.

The picturesque setting of Calliaqua Bay provided a stunning backdrop for the championship, further enhancing the overall experience for participants and spectators alike.

Competitive ILCA 6 racing
Competitive ILCA 6 racing.

“It was an immensely positive weekend seeing Vincentian youth take part in the competition and exhibit their talents,” Tamara Brackin, manager of CG United Insurance in SVG said.

“The SVG National Sailing Championships proved to be a thrilling and memorable event, showcasing the best of sailing talent in the country. Congratulations to all participants and winners for their exceptional performances,” the association said in a release.