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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

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Stamina and determination were key factors for the competitors racing in day two of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. The 14 international guests and 26 young Bermudians finished five races on Bermuda’s Great Sound. This is a test of endurance for any sailor especially young ones. The results keep Christian Spodsberg... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

[Written by Laurie Fullerton ] First day jitters marked the start of the 12th annual Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup. Racing featured strong performances from a trio of nordics including Christian Spodsberg of Denmark now leading the race with three points, Mainio Ormio of Finland with 9 points and Kasper Nordenram of Sweden who is in the top 10. In... Read more of this article

RenRe Jr Gold Cup Sailors Cope With Gonzalo

RenRe Jr Gold Cup Sailors Cope With Gonzalo

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] While the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup always offers opportunities for young people to have new experiences, coping with Hurricane Gonzalo offered the 14 competitors traveling from overseas to Bermuda a hurdle that strengthened their respect for this island nation. Many of the 14 competitors spent layover time in either... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup In 12th Year

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup In 12th Year

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, now in its 12th year, is known around the world as an international championship of junior champions. It runs parallel to the penultimate event on the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup. In fact, while the seniors battle it out on Hamilton harbor, the Opti sailors take the... Read more of this article