2019 champion Christian Thompson returned to winning ways when the 2022 BVI Dinghy Championships were held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Nanny Cay.
Four classes took to the water for the 21st edition of the BVI Dinghy Championships.
The Laser fleet had some tight racing with three of the five entries posting race wins; however, the overall champion was Christian Thompson, who reclaimed the title he last held in 2019.
The Laser fleet had some tight racing
with three of the five entries posting race wins; however, the overall
champions was Christian Thompson, who reclaimed the title he last held
3 wins by Christian
Christian won three of the five races and finished fourth in the others.
Second overall went to Sam Talbot, with a win in race two, two seconds, a third, and a fourth.
Third place was decided on countback as Nathan Haycraft and Andrew Thompson aka ‘Tubes’ both ended the regatta on 14 points. Tubes emerged with the spoils due to a win in the final race.
Meanwhile, the Laser Radial class was won by Marentia de Villiers.
Colin Rathbun was crowned the first BVI Wing Foiling national champion after finishing second and first in the two races.
Imogen New & Harry Bowerman!
It was a family affair in three of the four RS Fevas; however, it was Imogen New and Harry Bowerman who took the title after winning four of the five races.
In second place, and the only boat to take a win from Imogen and Harry was Eddie and Ashley Brockbank.
Youth sailor Jake Richardson with his dad Matt as crew put on a great performance to take third in their first-ever RS Feva regatta. Also new to racing were Rhiannon and Catrin Jones who finished fourth. Rhiannon entered the race shortly after running a half marathon in the morning.
The various winners of the 21st BVI Dinghy Championships held Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Nanny Cay.
Rathbun takes inaugural Wing Foil title
The Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC) said it was delighted to welcome wing foilers to the regatta for the very first time and although they would have preferred a little more wind they certainly put on a performance.
Colin Rathbun was crowned the first BVI Wing Foiling national champion after finishing second and first in their two races.
In second overall was Rusty Henderson on his foiling windsurfer posting a third and a second.
Mike Hirst won the first race but did not complete the second, so he finished third overall.
According to the RBVIYC, "Unique prizes, handcrafted by Mandi and Julia, out of a retired boom and a piece of sail material were presented along with the stylish perpetual championship trophy."
Imogen New and Harry Bowerman took the title after winning four of the five races in the RS Fevas.