BAHAMAS JR. SNIPE NATIONALS (DUNKLEY TROPHY)
The Bahamas Junior Snipe Nationals was held on Saturday, August 17 at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club in perfect Montagu Bay conditions – winds out of the east at 12 knots. Although there were only four teams competing the racing was very close which made it exciting for all. As the sailors headed in for lunch after three races, three teams were tied for first. Each team, Paul de Souza with Pedro Rahming, Spencer Cartwright with Daniel Gibson and Alande Forbes with Thomas Phillips had six points. Each had a first, second and third place finish. Nathaniel Burnside with Lori Lowe were in fourth.
In the three races after lunch it was all Spencer and Daniel. They won all three races to take top honors in the end with a total of 6 points (top five results were counted). Paul and Pedro took seconds in the last three races to finish second overall with 9 points. Alande and Thomas finished third and Nathaniel and Lori fourth.
It was a great day of sailing and the sailors thanked RNSC for hosting the event, Lori Lowe for organizing it and Jimmie Lowe, Tony Tillett and Robert Dunkley for running the races.