After winning their Class in the 2015 edition of the Heineken Regatta, the St.Martin Budget Marine GILL team went over to St. Barth to compete in Les Voiles de St.Barth and once again topped the leaderboardin Melges 24s.
Having won their class in 2013 followed by a 2nd place in 2014, the team worked hard to get back into the Winning Spot for 2015. Sailing in tough conditions which covered more than 140 miles over the 4 days of racing the team ended up with two 1st’s and two 2nd’s with a total of 6 points beating the second placed boat by 2 points.
Skippered by Andrea Scarabelli with regular crew members Christopher Marshall and Lomig Henry, the team this year also included Daniel Segalowicz and Bernard Sillem who stood in for Derek Little and Rene Edwards who were unable to compete this year. This made the victory all the more impressive as everyone had to learn new positions and quickly get the teamwork up to speed.
Skipper Andrea Scarabelli said, “This is one of the events we love the most. Racing in one-design is always nice because you are racing at a similar pace. The goal is to keep building the Melges 24 class. This year we were only four boats, but we hope to get more.”
Winning Team in Melges 24's Budget Marine GILL