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Congratulations to the crew on board Sitella for winning the 67th “Down the Bay Race”a 120 nm course from Annapolis, MD to Hampton, VA. . Not bad going considering their new Xp44 was only delivered this Spring! Ian Hill and his crew who had never previously skippered an entry in the venerable event, was presented with the Robert M. Ravin Memorial Trophy for fastest elapsed time and the prestigious Virginia Cruising Cup as overall winner on corrected time.
The Giraglia Rolex Cup is one of the most important racing event in the Mediterranean calendar. It combines offshore passage races along with a number of inshore races. This year in the overall combined results for in inshore and offshore races Xp44 Amber Mills took 1st place in IRC-A, This is a great achievement as she is sailing against some of the most famous racing yachts in the world. Thanks to photographer Carlo Borlenghi for this great photo!
Bob Cantwell and the crew of Rival took line line honers in the recent Annapolis – Bermuda yacht race against 25 other yachts. It is hardly surprising that she did so well considering she was hitting speeds of 22knots!! If you want to watch a great video of hammering along downwind click below.
The yacht Warrior Won, an Xp44, skippered by Christopher Sheehan of Larchmont (NY) Yacht Club took the main prize, the St David’s Lighthouse Trophy. This silver replica of the islands landmark lighthouse is awarded to the boat in St. David’s Lighthouse Division that is first on handicap corrected time. This division was the largest in the fleet with 110 entries
In 2015 The Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme was again given the keys to Lawless an XP44 Cruiser Racer. Pre-regatta we were lucky enough to receive coaching support from some of New Zealand's best sailors including Joey Allen, James Dagg, and Richard Bouzaid