Editorial Staff
31/10/2023

Editorial Staff
31/10/2023

Antigua wins the Caribbean Dinghy Championships

The 2023 Caribbean Dinghy Championships held in Martinique were quite challenging due to the shifty wind conditions that ranged from 8 to 15 knots.

Despite the tough competition, all classes saw a significant shift in their individual rankings with the completion of three additional races.

The Caribbean Dinghy Championships are renowned for their unique ranking system that evaluates each class individually and also awards a ‘Nations Cup’ to the best-performing nations.

Overall, the event showcased the immense talent and skill of the participating sailors, making it a memorable experience for everyone involved.

The ILCA 7 competition was a thrilling event, with Shanoy Malone representing Antigua emerging as the undisputed champion with an impressive record of three wins.

Bruno Aglae from Martinique secured the second position, while Josiah Alexis represented Trinidad and Tobago at third place.

Ozani Lafond from Antigua made a clean sweep in the ILCA 6 class, winning eight out of ten races. Stefan Stuven from Trinidad and Tobago and Marius Malody from Martinique finished in second and third positions, respectively.

In the ILCA 4 class, Martinique’s Luk Moreau Dhallenne took home the first prize with 11 points, followed by Emily Gaillard from Antigua in second place. Rio Stomp from St. Maarten landed in third place.

The Fusion Class was won by Sevan Nicolas and Sosa Camilio representing Martinique with an outstanding performance of 9 points out of 10 races.

Veronica Destin and Oskar Jarrett Versteegden from St. Maarten secured the second position, while Elijah Gibston and Zev Bowman from Trinidad and Tobago finished third.

Veronica Destin and Oskar Jarrett Versteegden from St. Maarten secured the second position, while Elijah Gibston and Zev Bowman from Trinidad and Tobago finished third.

Patrick Greensmith from Antigua emerged as the winner in the Optimist class, winning all ten races with a total of 10 points.

Luka Rose Eloise from Martinique came in second place, followed by Nathan Sheppard from St. Maarten in third position.

In the Nations Cup Ranking, St. Kitts and Nevis finished sixth, followed by Barbados in fifth, Trinidad and Tobago in fourth, Sint Maarten in third, Martinique in second, and Antigua in first place.

The trophy was presented by the CSA representative Saskia Revelman and the mayor of Schoelcher.

The CSA expressed their gratitude to CN Schoelcher for their hospitality, organization, and warm welcome. Antigua’s win marked their third consecutive victory, having won the Nations Cup in 2019 and 2022 as well.

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