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BBKR - Final Day Recap

Posted in Race week

Well the wind gods listened to our pleas today and we managed to get the last of the racing in for all classes. The day started with the Great Sound resembling a mirror. Hank Stuart, the PRO, sounded the horn and AP went up the Club's flag pole alerting the classes to stay ashore. The Race Management Team went afloat to hunt for wind. At 10:32:55 the AP came down and classes were released for racing.

The J105 fleet completed their no drop series of 10 races and saw Chequemate with skippers Peter Bromby and Chris Murphy claiming the overall, Bermuda series and International Series. Second in Overall, Bermuda and International was Trevor Boyce & Stuart Neff, Third Overall was Mayhem (R/C Jon Corless/John Barnett, Bermuda 3rd place went to R/C Jon Corless, and International to Mark Riley (Back in Black).

The Viper 640 series raced 3 races to complete the 7 race series, allowing for 1 drop. Rockal Evans came out on top at the end of the day, having brought on board Tom Herbert-Evans as part of the crew. Commodore Somers Kempe had to settle for second place and the mighty Honey Badger was third (Peter Miller). Justin Scott, visiting from CT, USA, has had a great taste of what's in store for 2016 when the Viper 640 North American Championships are held in Bermuda (November 2016).

The classic ladies managed three races today and continuing his winning trend of the week, Blythe Walker and the crew of Peppercorn won the series. Patrick Cooper and the crew of Solna finished second, John Henry/Philip Crain from the North East Harbor fleet finished a close third.

Thank you to the great sponsors of this event - Bacardi Limited, EFG, Bermuda Tourism Authority and J105 sponsors: XL Catlin & Butterfield Group.

Full results are below.

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Welcome to 2015 - From the Commodore

Posted in latestnews

Dear Members,

I hope you all have had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2015.

While 2014 was considered a busy Newport Race year, 2015 is also shaping up to be very busy here at the Club and I just wanted to give a quick overview of the activities and events we can expect in the year to come.

Currently the Club is still working hard to have the hardstand rebuilt and, as it currently stands, we have gone out to bid to various contractors.  Most of you will have noticed that we were granted approval to extend the hardstand facilities, the Executive believes this improvement would be a positive enhancement to the clubs facilities going forward.  The newly formed Docks Committee led by Craig Davis have this task under their remit and I am hopeful concrete progress will be seen this winter.

In addition the House Committee led by George Cubbon is overseeing additions and major renovations to the Club house which will see the basement area improved for members and our visitors while also solving a few housekeeping health and safety issues.  This project will also include an extension to the Calabash terrace, creating a new and panoramic space for members to use as an alternative to the main terrace and extending our Sailing Academy and storage spaces.

But before any of this work is carried out the Club will be renovating the kitchen facilities, which haven’t seen major investment for some time.  It is unfortunate but this will require the kitchen services at the club to be closed for approximately 3 weeks.  Currently, the kitchen will be closed from Monday January 12 to February 2.

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