‘Friendly Sailor’ team win second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta
Saint Maarten – The second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta was hailed a huge success. The one day, one-design event was notable for its very close sailing, challenging conditions, outstanding regatta lunch and passionate expressions of the race experience at the after party.
The Friendly Sailor team of Ernst Looser, Nina Manley and Bernard Sillem earned the win by making a large number of smart decisions and careful sail-trimming over their seven races.
The sportsmanship award went to Arthur Banting whose main sailing task was to hold the mainsheet on the Alec Scarabelli entry. When the boom suddenly broke and he landed in the water, Banting did not abandon his post but held on to the mainsheet until he could be hauled aboard.
The regatta praised Lagoonies Bistro for being an effective partner for sailing in Sint Maarten. “They delivered a superb culinary product with their usual flair and friendliness and the prize giving crowd confirmed that with ovation,” they said.