The Budget Marine / Gill team, skippered by Andrea Scarabelli , brought in their third win of the season in the Captain Oliver’s Regatta, following wins in the Heineken Regatta and Les Voiles de St.Barth. The weekend involved a Counterclockwise Race around the island on Saturday followed by an interesting course on Sunday that took the sailors to South East part of the Island. The conditions were windy and made for great tactical sailing requiring good boat handling.
This was the final major regatta for the Season and the victory wrapped it up nicely for the Melges 24 Team. The great part of this team is that the core crew, Christopher Marshall, Lomig Henry and Rene Edwards all work at Budget Marine whilst Derek Little works at Electec and Andrea Scarabelli at Tropical Sails loft, the agent for North Sails, so it means the entire Team is involved in the Marine Industry. The team would like to thank their supporters and their sponsors Budget Marine and Gill Technical Gear.
Photo credit: Nataly Dannenberg