MANAMA (Sitra) – April 27th 2014: The Bahrain Yacht Club (BYC) was thrilled to hold it’s annual Spring Regatta last Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of April.
The highly anticipated event was a hit with the local sailing community as well as boating and water sports enthusiasts from all across Bahrain, with over 300 visitors across both days of both members and non-members who were welcome to join in the fun for a small guest fee.
Families enjoyed a fantastic day out with a variety of activities including kayaking in the lagoon, a bouncing castle and outdoor games including balloon popping, ring toss and a sandcastle building competition for children. A DJ and a live band will kept guests entertained throughout the day, and a barbeque was also available on the beach, in the spirit of the perfect outdoor weather this time of year.
The annual event also included a competition where sailors will competed for the title of “Spring Regatta Champion”. This year’s regatta consisted of five races over the course of the day: three adult races and two junior races. The adult races will comprised Cruisers Yachts, Multi hulls and dinghies while the junior races only included dinghies.
The weather conditions of day one were moderate with the wind at 10 – 15 knots, which lead to some interesting racing across all fleets. Later in the day the wind dropped making conditions very tactical with a strong tidal flow in the afternoon! The waters were fierce with a total of 53 boats and 92 competitors in total.
Each category in each race division was awarded for their efforts with a ‘placed’ trophy or medal. Winners were also be presented a token as a keepsake of the competition. The results of the races were presented during an awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon. The results are as follows:
|Category||Number of Entries|
|Open dinghy Class||34 entries|
|Youth Fleet (under 18)||26 entries|
|Keelboats – Division 1 (fast fleet)||10 entries|
|Keelboats – Division 2 (slow fleet)||3 entries|
OPEN DINGHY FLEET
|1st Place||RAHIM||LASER STANDARD||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|2nd Place||EBRAHIM||LASER STANDARD||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|3rd Place||OMAR||LASER STANDARD||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|1st Place||KHALID||OPTIMIST||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|3rd Place||ROKAYA||OPTIMIST||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
KEELBOAT DIVISION 1
|1st Place||GASEEN||J24||BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|BAHRAIN SAILING CLUB|
|3rd Place||IAN HOCKEY||LIMBO 6.6||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
KEELBOAT DIVISION 2
|1st Place||JOURI||BEYOND BELIEF||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
|2nd Place||WILLIAM TOHME||POLLY
|BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
|3rd Place||CHRIS COWX||DUFFERS DELIGHT||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
|1st Place||AGE DE’VRIS||HOBIE 16||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
|2nd Place||ADRIAN PRINNS||HOBIE 16||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
|3rd Place||MATT CARR||HOBIE 16||BAHRAIN YACHT CLUB|
The Spring Regatta was proudly sponsored by DHL, Dhalman, Hempel Paints, Batelco, Dahraan Sailing Association and Mathias Unfiroms.
For more information regarding the regatta, or for information on how to register for the races at our upcoming Autumn rigatta, please contact us on +973 17700677 or e-mail us email@example.com or visit our website www.thebahrainyachtclub.com
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About the Bahrain Yacht Club
Established by sailing enthusiasts over 50 years ago in Manama as a non-profit making members’ Club, the Bahrain Yacht Club (BYC) moved to its current location in Sitra in 1977. Licensed by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, the facilities and activities of the Bahrain Yacht Club (BYC) today are enjoyed by those who share a passion for the sea, the marine environment and all water sports such as sailing and power boating.
The BYC boasts a private sandy beach, swimming pool, children’s’ pool and playground. The Clubhouse offers comfortable leisure activities, with a lounge and restaurant overlooking the sea. The BYC is the leading accredited training centre of the Royal Yachting Association, UK, in Bahrain, and the BYC Water sports Centre team offers a range of certified courses at many levels from novice to professional captain’s courses. A range of events, sailing races, regattas and competitions are hosted by the BYC throughout the year, including for children.
The Bahrain Yacht Club is located in Sitra near Al Bander Resort. Please call the Bahrain Yacht Club on 17700677or for more information visit our website www.thebahrainyachtclub.com