Bermuda Sailors Continue To Hold Lead In NZ

January 23, 2017

The 2017 Forward Sailing O’pen Cup continues in New Zealand, with two young Bermudians continuing the hold the lead in their respective fleets following the second day of action.

Azhai Smith and Christopher Raymond, both aged 12, flew to New Zealand earlier this month with AC Endeavour Program Coordinator Leah Collis to compete in three regattas.

Ahzai and Christopher Bermuda January 13 2017

They claimed the lead in the Gold and Silver fleets in the first day of action, with both young Bermudians still ranked in the top spot in the second day’s results.

Azhai currently leads in the Gold Fleet with 15 net points, while Christopher Raymond leads the Silver Fleet with 12 net points.

The latest New Zealand O’pen Cup results follow below [PDF here]

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  1. Educated says:

    So excited for them! Hoping they can hang on to the leads and bring home the golds! Well done boys, keep up the great work!

  2. Warwick Pond skink says:

    This is very exciting, way to go Azhai and Christopher.
    Absolutely Brilliant!!!

  3. Proud Bermudian Mom says:

    Young Men going places!!!! Although I haven’t had the pleasure to have met you two youngsters but I can definitely say I am So very proud of you two!!! Keep up the Great Work!!! All the Best and bring home the medals!!!!

  4. Marcia Malpas says:

    Great job! Proud of you both!

  5. Wonderful says:

    Great job boys. So proud of you. What a wonderful experience. Keep it up.

  6. 32n64w says:

    What an amazing effort! Congratulations to you both and keep up the good work!

    Thank you as well to the AC Endeavor program coordinators and the ACBDA team for providing our youth with fantastic opportunities and phenomenal life experiences.

  7. Go Bermuda says:

    Wishing you continued success…GO BERMUDA!!!

  8. wahoo says:

    Doing Bermuda proud – you guys are awesome!

  9. enough says:

    Well done guys, so where’s all the negative comments about the Americas Cup now. If it hadn’t been for them these two amazing young men wouldn’t be in New Zealand right now.