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Overall race winners Kenzo Szyjan (right) and Mike Bingley (left) receive award certificates and prizes from David Royce, PCYC’s Vice-Commodore & Race Committee Chairman
Overall race winners Kenzo Szyjan (right) and Mike Bingley (left) receive award certificates and prizes from David Royce, PCYC’s Vice-Commodore & Race Committee Chairman

Petite Calivigny Yacht Club: Attendance Soars at Hobie Cat Match Races

Starting out in 2011 with just one race a year and a handful of participants, it’s fair to say that the Petite Calivigny Yacht Club’s (PCYC) Hobie Cat Match Racing program came from humble beginnings. But with a record 32 race entries at their ‘Hobie Cat Challenge’ on September 8th – which was their third race already this year – it would seem that the PCYC has become the ‘go to’ place for Hobie cat match racing in Grenada.

The September roster included many return racers, but also a lot of new names. From first-timers to seasoned pros, singles, doubles, ladies, men and youths, there was a real mix of racers out on the course.

“We normally cap the races at 24 entries, but the races are always good fun and we hate to turn anyone away, so we managed to squeeze in another eight races,” said David Royce, PCYC’s Vice-Commodore and Race Committee Chairman.

“If attendance continues to grow, we might have to look at purchasing more Hobie cats!” he added.

Congratulations to race winners Kenzo Szyjan (1st) and Mike Bingley (2nd), both of whom went home with winner certificates at previous match races.

The PCYC would like to thank Le Phare Bleu Marina for providing the venue, and all the racers and spectators who came out for another great day of racing.

For more information about PCYC events and membership, visit: www.pcycgrenada.com

 

Coral Bay Yacht Club and Skinny Legs
The 32nd annual Thanksgiving Regatta for Kids and the Sea will take place November 29 – 30th. Races held Friday for Gaffers & Single-handers. Saturday Races for Pursuit, PHRF & Multihulls. Single-handers and Gaffers skippers’ briefing at Skinny Legs, Friday 29th at 8:30am. Skippers in the Pursuit, PHRF and Multihull racers meet at 5:30pm Friday at Skinny Legs for their briefing. Live music and awards ceremony Saturday night. For information, Email: Stephen Hendren: henstjohn@yahoo.com or tel: 340 513 4955

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