Twenty-eight sailors joined the second day of the Hoedemaker Series in beautiful sailing conditions.
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – January 24, 2022
Twenty-eight competitors saw great sailing conditions on the second day of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s Hoedemaker Series. This series is part of the Grant Thornton Dinghy Season Championship.
The Race Committee was able to start 4 races on the west side of the Causeway Bridge.
15 competitors sailed in the popular Optimist class. Sarah Michaux came in third place. Emilien le Normand from the Club de Voile de Friar’s Bay was in third place after the first day of racing but came in second in the overall results after he sailed 4 very steady races on the second day. The win in the Optimist class was for Lolie Osswald from the Sint Barths Yacht Club with 3 bullets and one second place sailed on the second day.
Antonin and his crew from the St. Barths Yacht Club took the win in the RS Quest class . Robbie Ferron and crew came in second and Louka sailed with Hugo and came in third.
9 competitors joined the second day of the Hoedemaker Series in the Laser Class. Jordan Pieterse came in third place sailing a Laser 4.7 and Emma Lennox came in second, with a Laser 4.7 as well. Justin Pieterse took the win in the overall Series in the Laser class sailing a Laser Radial.
“It’s great to see the progress in all the youth sailors, every week they get better. During the week they practice their skills during the regular sailing classes at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, at the Sint Barths Yacht Club or at the Club de Voile in Friar’s Bay, and in the weekend, it is racing time”, said Sam Peeks, Racing Coach of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.
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