Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – November 8th, 2021
The second day of the Soons Series, which is part of the Grant Thornton Dinghy Season Championship, was a great success for all thirty competitors.
Like the first day of the Soons Series, the sailors from St. Barths and St. Martin joined again in the second day of the series to defend their position and fought for the win.
The race officer Iain Mobbs and his team managed to lay a nice windward leeward course right by the Causeway Bridge and started 4 races during the afternoon, making the total of races in the series 8.
In the overall results the first 6 places in the Optimist Class are French sailors, either from St. Barths or Sint Martin. Lollie Osswald was dominating the class with 6 bullets.
Marvin Febrissy from St. Barths took the last race but had to settle for second. Emilien le Normand from Club de Voile de Fryers Bay took third and clearly scored higher in the final three races. Best Dutch sailor was Feline Oosterhof in 7th.
Rio Stomp dominated the Laser Pico Class. Melina de Vries came in second and Massimo Lapierre became third.
There were 16 boats racing in the Laser Class. Justin Pieterse from the Sint Maarten Yacht Club took the win of the overall series. Alain Pensouit took second place. Third, fourth and firth position were all 4.7 rigs and they were close on points for 3rd place, but Jules Fortunati managed to hold off SXM’s Emma Lennox. Benoit Meesemaecker from St. Barths competed in only the second day of the Soons Series and showed some close racing with Frits Bus from the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.
In the RS Quest fleet Robbie Ferron took the overall win, together with his crew Cary. Joris van den Eynde competed only in the second day of the series but had a great family-based crew together with his wife and their two kids.
The next Dinghy Series is the Aberson Series on November 20 and 27. Registration is open and you can sign up now.
The notice of race for the event can be found online.
Sint Maarten Yacht Club
The club was established in 1980 with the goal to promote sailing on the island of St. Maarten. The Sint Maarten Yacht Club organizes multiple sailing events throughout the year, with the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta as its crown jewel. A youth sailing program stimulates local youngsters to become part of the sailing community, teaching them life skills like teamwork, perseverance and confidence. Always looking to further develop sailing on St. Maarten, the Club is active in promoting the sport, as well as the beautiful Caribbean island destination of St. Maarten. For more information visit www.smyc.com