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New Zealander Wins RenRe Junior Gold Cup

New Zealander Wins RenRe Junior Gold Cup

George Lee Rush of Takapuna, New Zealand, put forth a commanding performance to win the 17th RenRe Junior Gold Cup. Rush led the regatta from start to finish. Rush, the 14-year-old from the Wakatere Boating Club, previously competed in 2017 and placed 13th overall. This year he stormed out of the gate, won three of the first four races and never looked... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

The 17th year of the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup got underway on the Great Sound. Four races were held on Day One, with George Lee Rush from New Zealand leading with 9 Points. Rush won the first two races before finishing 6th in the third race, before winning the final race of the day. In second place is the first female sailor Maria Gracia Vegas... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup To Get Underway

RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup To Get Underway

The RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup returns for the 17th year of forging friendships and testing seamanship for youth sailors around the world. The goal of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club organizers and sponsor RenaissanceRe was to create a world class youth regatta in Bermuda to give local sailors the opportunity to race against some of the best in the... Read more of this article

Baker Dominates RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Baker Dominates RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Stephan Baker of the U.S. won the 16th annual RenRe Junior Gold Cup. The 14-year-old Baker, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, dominated the regatta with the low score of 14 points and finished 20 points ahead of Bermudian Christian Ebbin. Baker has been almost untouchable on the Optimist circuit. He currently holds the title of overall winner at the South... Read more of this article

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

Another tough, breezy day on the Great Sound along with a few scattered rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 38 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup sailors. Upon completion of six races, and at the halfway mark, Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association [BODA] National Squad sailors Magnus Ringsted, Sebastian Kempe, Ahzai Smith and Christian Ebbin... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

The opening races of the 15th annual RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup were held in “glamour” conditions out on the Great Sound today [Oct 25]. Breeze was 20-22 knots from the ESE all day under mostly sunny skies. Straight out of the gate in it looked to be a South American drag race with Jose Rother from Argentina and Santiago Pacheco from Uruguay... Read more of this article

Nicolosi Wins Jr Gold Cup, First Female Winner

Nicolosi Wins Jr Gold Cup, First Female Winner

On the final day of racing in the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup, Azhai Smith walked away in 7th place, the top Bermudian sailor in a fleet populated by some of the best in the world. With two wins over four days of racing, the 13-year-old, who has been sailing for only two years, proved he can not only compete with the best, but can actually beat them... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

Sailors competing in the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup were given a special hello from the three America’s Cup teams practicing in the Great Sound on Wednesday [Oct 26]. After the first day of racing – which saw winds increase to around 18 knots by the fourth and final race – Bermudian Ahzai Smith, age 12, said he and the other Optimist... Read more of this article

Female Sailors Represent Well In Jr Gold Cup

Female Sailors Represent Well In Jr Gold Cup

[Written by Christina Sgobba] In a sport that’s traditionally dominated by boys, it’s becoming more common to see girl sailors on the water. That fact is no more apparent than at the RenaissanceRe Jr. Gold Cup. The Organizing Authority has made special allocations to ensure that 25% of the invited competitors are female. With girls achieving sailing... Read more of this article

Newcomers Fare Well In RenRe Jr Gold Cup

Newcomers Fare Well In RenRe Jr Gold Cup

[Written by Christina Sgobba] With 45 sailors entered and 15 countries represented, many familiar countries are here competing in the 2015 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup. Debuting their countries flags for the first time, Spain’s Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Davila finished day one 1st overall with Norway’s Mathias Berthet in fourth and the British... Read more of this article

Spodberg To Defend RenRe Jr Gold Cup Title

Spodberg To Defend RenRe Jr Gold Cup Title

Danish Optimist champion, Christian Spodsberg, has returned to Bermuda this week to defend his RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup title sailed in Optimist dinghies. Since his victory last October, Spodsberg has continued to rack up an impressive record which includes an 8th place finish at the IODA World Championships, a 2nd at the Lake Garda Meeting and... Read more of this article

Spodsberg Wins RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup

Spodsberg Wins RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. The sailors took it on and despite the difficult, light conditions, Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg finished today’s... Read more of this article

Day #3: Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup Sailing

Day #3: Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup Sailing

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Searching for breeze and pressure on the race course was a game of snakes and ladders for young competitors at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. While grappling with the need for patience and consistency – two requirements for sailing well in light air – many sailors were tested during the third day of racing... Read more of this article