Review: 2018 Year In Sailing In Bermuda

December 31, 2018

[Written by Patrick Bean]


Evans scuttles World Cup mission

Rockal Evans cancels plans to compete in the 2018 World Cup Series through a lack of funding.

Nagel part of podium finish aboard Team AkzoNobel in Hong Kong

Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel helps Team AkzoNobel secure a fifth place podium finish at the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race series in Hong Kong Harbour .

Evans first and sixth in Australia

Rockal Evans produces an impressive display on debut at the Ronstant Australian International Finn Championships in Brisbane.


Nagel/AkzoNobel victorious in getting to Auckland

Emily Nagel’s Team AkzoNobel won the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong to Auckland.

Keen sailor/artist Chesley White dies

Chesley White, a keen sailor and supporter of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, dies at the age of 69.

Nagel and team forced to retire

Emily Nagel’s F4 foiling catamaran is forced to retire from the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 offshore race.


Greenslade triumphs in Great Sound

Joshua Greenslade captures a fourth national title in winning the Bacardi Moth Bermuda National Championship.

Charges against Spirit captain are dropped

Criminal charges against Spirit of Bermuda captain James Doughty are dismissed regarding a collision between the sail training ship and a government ferry.

Nagel ands AkzoNobel achieve top finish

Emily Nagel and Team AkzoNobel, the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race syndicate, earns a spot on the podium at the New Zealand Herald In Port Race in Auckland.

Multihulls to be allowed in Newport Bermuda Race

The introduction of multihulls to the Newport Bermuda Race is announced.

Olympic sailor Kempe dies

Olympic sailor James “Jimmy” Kempe dies at the age of 94.

Team AkzoNobel second in Brazil

Emily Nagel and Team AkzoNobel finish second in Itajai, Brazil.


Patton places well in Hungary

Campbell Patton produces a podium display at the Laser Radial Youth European Championships in Balaton, Hungary.

Bermuda talked about as part of Star League

Bermuda is talked about at a possible topover for The Star Sailors League, featuring the world’s elite sailors.

Mustafa Ingham earns BTA sponsorship deals

Mustafa Ingham secures a three-year sponsorship deal with the Bermuda Tourism Authority.


Nagel and Team AkzoNobel break time barrior

Emily Nagel and Team AkzoNobel become the first team in Volvo Ocean Race history to break the 600-nautical mile barrier in a 24-hour time period.

Foggo and Dickinson take Flagpole victory

Heath Foggo and Stevie Dickinson sail to victory in the Flagpole to Flagpole Race.

Mustafa Ingham qualifies for Volvo Ocean Race

Mustafa Ingham receives certification as a qualified Volvo Ocean Race sailor.

Warrior takes line honours from Antigua to Bermuda

Stephen Murray Jr and his American modified Volvo 70 Warrior win line honours in the Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line in a time of time of 2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes, and 48 seconds.


RHADC gets keelboat centre status

The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club receives accreditation from the US Sailing Accredited Keelboat Centre.

Team AkzoNobel fourth in Leg 11

Team AkzoNobel finishes second on the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race around the world to claim fourth place in the overall standings after Leg 11 from Gothenburg, Sweden.

Peter Bromby best on return to Star Class

Peter Bromby wins at the combined Tomahawk Regatta and 12th District Championship in New Jersey with crew Grant Jeffrey.

Smith wins thriller over Foggo

Malcolm Smith holds off Heath Foggo to capture his first Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race title.

Nagel and Team AkzoNobel on he podium again in Sweden

Emily Nagel and Team AkzoNobe secure a fifth podium display of the Volvo Ocean Race after starting out from Cardiff, Wales headed to Gothenburg, Sweden.


Patton places twelth in Texas

Campbell Patton places 12th at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas among the Laser Class.

Spirit of Bermuda damaged in accident

The Spirit of Bermuda and another boat collide in Hamilton Harbour.

Kempe first in North America

Sebastian Kempe places first at the Optimist North American Championships in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.


Solo sailor gets stranded in Bermuda

A solo sailor is left stranded in Bermuda after running aground on his way from Ukraine to the Caribbean.


Bailey claimsComet Internatinal Championship

Rudy Bailey clinches a third straight victory and eighth overall at the Comet International Championships in New Jersey.

Kempe competes in Cyprus

Sebastian Kempe finishes 14th at the Optimist World Championships in Limassol, Cyprus.

Igham makes debut in M32s

Mustafa Ingham makesg his debut at the M32 World Championships in Chicago.


West End Sailboat Club unearths skeletal remains

A grim discovery of human bones is made on property adjacent to WESC during excavation work for a children’s sailing area.

Bermuda make complete clean sweep of Great Sound races

Bermuda retains the Amorita Cup with a shut-out victory over American counterparts.


Cooper works to take top honours

Patrick Cooper claims a consecutive Bacardi Keelboat Regatta title.

Ebbin wins Optimist regatta

Christian Ebbin captures his second major title after winning the Bermuda Open and National Optimist Championships.

Evans achieves podium finish

Rockal Evans delivers a podium display at the New South Wales International Finn State Championship in Australia, finishing third.

Bermuda Sloop Foundation holds awards presentation

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation host its first Special Award Presentation Sails.

Triumph for Penruddocke

Southampton Solent University freshman Adriana Penruddocke captures the national title at the Bermuda Laser Open National Championships.

Kirk Cooper dies [1932-2018]

Champions sailor Edmund Kirkland [Kirk] Cooper, a three-times Olympian, dies aged 86.

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