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A Clean Sweep for BVI TEAM INTAC in St Maarten

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A British Virgin Islands boat, TEAM INTAC sponsored by BVI Private Wealth
Management Firm INTAC GlobalInvestments returned victorious from St
Maarten on Tuesday after an impressive clean sweep in the 2011 St Maarten
Heineken regatta, the 2011 Comodores Cup and the Budget Marine
International Match Race.

Posting only first places an incredible 16 consecutive times, “it looked
like a picket fence,” said Anthony Koutan, during the 6 days of racing
Chief Investment officer at INTAC and team Captain Mark Plaxton said,
“what an incredible experience for the whole team, this year really showed
that hard work and dedication paid off. It’s great for a boat from the
British Virgin Islands (BVI) to go up against the toughest sailors from
around the world and come out top. It’s a proud moment for our island and
BVI racing.”

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Plaxton, who was a key crewman in Gavin Brady’s victory in the Budget
Marine Match Racing Cup earlier in the week, had U.S.V.I. legend Peter
Holmberg onboard Team INTAC for the Heineken regatta. Ironically, Brady
and Plaxton beat Holmberg’s team in the finals of the match-racing event.

“That’s what I like about Peter,” said Plaxton. “He knew we were racing
the Commodore’s Cup and the Heineken Regatta together and he was like,
‘You’re going to be with Brady in the match race?’ But that’s just part
of the fun.”

INTAC GlobalInvestments President Tim Vermuelen said, ” we are very happy
with the results the team has brought home and really appreciate the work
they have done to promote the British Virgin Islands and our company in
the international sporting world. We will continue to sponsor yacht racing
as it only brings us positive publicity and excellent response for our
advertising dollar”

In the Heineken Regatta Team INTAC won Best Boat in Class, Best
Performance Day 1 and Best performing boat overall out of the 190 boats
competing. The competitors were from Europe, USA, Australia, Canada, Latin
America and the Caribbean.

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