Some of the sailors solidified their standings while some tied after they competed in the third leg of the race at International Rolex Regatta that wrapped up on the 28th of March at St. Thomas Yacht Club, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Next race on the schedule is BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, which will take place from the first of April to the third. This race is also the final leg of 2011 Cape Air Caribbean Ocean Racing Circuit. The overall winners will be named after the final leg finishes. Jaime Torres from Puerto Rico aboard his Smile and Wave (his Beneteau First 40) continues to lead the class. The second position is tied with St. Maartenâ€™s Frits Bus (on Melges 24, Coors Light ) along with Luis Juarbeâ€™s Henderson 30 (Soca).Â Both the sailors share the position with 5 points each. J/27, Magnificent 7 (St. Thomas, Paul Davis) has been able to maintain the lead in Spinnaker B class.
Paul Davis stated that theirs is the only St. Thomas boat that has competed in all the C.O.R.C. regattas that have taken place. It was their impressive performance in all four regattas that gave them this leading position. As for Jonathon Lipuscek, (J/105, Dark Star) from Puerto Rico, he is still in the lead in the Racer-Cruiser class even after not participating in the International Rolex Regatta.Â On the other hand, in performance cruising class Puerto Ricoâ€™s Bernardo Gonzalez (Beneteau First 35, Bonne Chance) was defeated by St. Croixâ€™s Tony Sanpere ( J/36, Cayennita Grande)Â in International Rolex Regatta. Now both the boats are tied with 3 points each. Meanwhile the Jib & Main Class is being led by Puerto Ricoâ€™s Dwight Rodriguez (Beneteau First 38S5, Toda Via). Also Fraito Lugo (Orion) from Puerto Rico is leading the IC24 Class with just 2 points over Carlos Sierra (Fuakata). To make things more interesting in the race, the Cape Air C.O.R.C. organizers will be giving out round trip tickets for one person to visit anywhere in Caribbean Cape Air flies.Â The ticket will be given at the award ceremony that will be held as every leg of the series finishes.Â The winners of this ticket in the races till now are Cayennita Grandeâ€™s Sanpere (won in Puerto Rico) and Magnificent 7â€™s Davis (in St. Croix).
The tickets to be given out for BVI Spring Regatta and the International Rolex Regatta will be presented in Tortola. It will be at BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival that The Cape Air C.O.R.C will conclude. The festival will be taking place from the first of April to the third. Sailors who have scored first position in each class of Cape Air C.O.R.C will be receiving the ticket for a round trip anywhere in Caribbean Cape. Also all the yachts that have competed in all the four regattas will be getting foul weather gear. To be eligible for the prizes it is compulsory for the sailors to participate in three regattas- one in Puerto Rico, one in the U.S. Virgin Islands and one in the BVI.