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James Sanders and family celebrate his Hobie victory. Photo: Steve Brett
James Sanders and family celebrate his Hobie victory. Photo: Steve Brett

Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge

Chocolate was the theme when the Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) hosted its 3rd Annual Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge in Grenada on July 12th.

The PCYC became the new owner of the Hobie 14 previously owned by Mott Green, one of the original founders of the Grenada Chocolate Company, when Mott sadly passed away in 2013. The Club pledged to hold an annual Hobie Cat challenge as a way of celebrating Mott’s memory. Race certificates for the event feature a lovely chocolate motif, and prizes were, among other things, bars of delicious Grenada chocolate.

After months of unseasonably high wind, which has played havoc with the Club’s monthly races, the race committee breathed a sigh of relief when race day morning grew into match racing paradise: lots of sunshine and 15-20 knots of wind. There was only one capsize, lots of fast and close races, and the PCYC welcomed 14 racers who were a good mix of old faithful regulars and new faces.

PCYC Commodore, Dave Royce, couldn’t be happier with the results of the day. “The Mott Memorial Challenge is a special race for us each year”, explains Royce. “To be honest, after the past few months of heavy winds, we were relieved to have such superb race conditions, and we were delighted with the number of racers who came out to participate in this popular yearly event.”

The petite Calivigny Yacht Club hosts monthly Laser fleet races and Hobie Cat match races. All are welcome. For more information on membership and upcoming events, visit www.pcycgrenada.com

 

Mott Memorial Hobie Cat Challenge Results:
1st:  James Sanders
2nd: Tom Jarrold
3rd: Robbie Yearwood

 

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