Kempe in hunt for honours
Sebastian Kempe remains in the picture for top honours at the halfway stage of the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami, Florida.
After six races the Saltus Grammar School student is second in the championship fleet, five points behind leader Cort Snyder of the United States.
Kempe led the fleet going into yesterday but fell slightly off the pace after producing a 3-10-6 record competing in shifty breezes and choppy waters.
Also competing in the championship fleet are Kempe’s Royal Bermuda Yacht Club sailing academy team-mates Rachael Betschart and Paul Rodrigues.
Betschart sits in 62nd position with Rodrigues five places back in 67th.
There are six local sailors competing in the Silver Fleet.
Ethan Thompson, of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, is the top local in the Silver Fleet and 125th overall after five races.
RBYC youth sailor Sophia Davis is 132nd followed closely by RHADC’s Kipling Rossouw in 134th.
Ben Redburn is 145th followed by his RHADC team-mates Sarah Davis and Trey Whaley, who are 162nd and 166th respectively.
Bermuda is also being represented in the 66-boat Green Fleet, which started on a separate racecourse yesterday.
Visionary Sailing Academy’s Jade Smith leads the local contingent and is seventeenth followed by RHADC’s Jack Adderley in 20th, RBYC’s Trystan Hocking in 21st, RHADC’s Sam Redburn in 22nd and Sandys Boat Club’s Luis Miguel Power in 23rd.
Further down the standings is RBYC’s Oliver Soares in 32nd, VSA’s Tajahri Rogers in 35th, RHADC’s Ciarra Wells in 43rd, VSA’s Brianna Smith in 44th and SBC’s Arianna Smith in 46th.
SBC’s Alexander Pigott sits in 52nd, VSA’s A’Marley Raynor in 54th and SBC’s Namazio Dill in 55th.
Bermuda is being represented by the largest contingent it has ever sent to the regatta hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club which concludes tomorrow.