Smith targets top-ten finish

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  • Sailing away: Uruguay’s Santiago Pacheco, left, battles it out with Switzerland’s Adrian Surocca during the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in the Great Sound yesterday

    Sailing away: Uruguay’s Santiago Pacheco, left, battles it out with Switzerland’s Adrian Surocca during the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in the Great Sound yesterday


Ahzai Smith remained on course for a top-ten finish during yesterday’s penultimate day of the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in the Great Sound.

After two discards the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club sailor still leads the local fleet and is eighth overall.

Smith enjoyed his finest moment of the regatta in yesterday’s lighter conditions after leading the racing fleet across the finish line in the ninth race.

The 12-year-old has so far managed three podium displays.Second on the local leaderboard and thirteenth overall is Christian Ebbin followed by RBYC stablemate Jordan Etemadi, who is fifteenth.

Leyli Walker, the granddaughter of late RBYC Commodore Jordy Walker, is the top local girl sailor and 25th overall followed by Genevieve Lau and Laura Hupman in 32nd and 34th. Mia Nicolosi, of St Thomas, still holds a commanding lead over the entire fleet heading into today’s finale.

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Published Oct 29, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm)

Smith targets top-ten finish

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