Three Bermuda Sailors Help Win National Title

May 30, 2011

The final day of racing at the Columbia River Gorge for the APS/ICSA National Championship has ended with Roger Williams University coming out on top to win the Walter C. Wood Memorial Trophy.

It was the culmination of three days of racing which included six round robins. The fourteen top collegiate team race teams in the country, representing the seven districts in the ICSA, gathered to compete for the championship.

Three Bermuda sailors are on the Roger Williams University team; Bermudians Cameron Pimentel and Haley Powell, as well as Sean Bouchard a Bermuda resident who grew up in Bermuda. All three came up through the ranks of the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association.

The competitors arrived at the sailing venue to a steady 15-knot breeze and a cool 45 degrees. The sailors hit the water to complete the second round of the Gold Fleet round robin. There was close and exciting racing down to the end. The winds continued to gust in the 20 knot range and each team fought to move on.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    WOW! Columbia River gorge…Tough place to sail. Seen the place.

    All three came up through the Bermuda Optimist sailing Association, the very same organization that the Government virtually eliminated funding for yet continues to throw money at sports that produce nothing but excuses & failure. Well done!