AIRFORCE Four-peats J/105 Bacardi Keelboat Regatta

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club once again hosted the Bacardi Keelboat Regatta from November 21-24. The J/105 participation is at the invitation from the local J/105 fleet. The J/105s raced with a combined Bermuda and Overseas crew to compete for a Bermuda, Overseas and Overall series. Over the three-day series, up to 10 races can be sailed by the teams. In the end, the fleet of Bermudian and International sailors were rewarded with great sailing conditions, with all 10 races being sailed. While they may have four-peated the regatta win, it did not come easy for the AIRFORCE duo of Peter Bromby and Cheryl Harvey. Starting off hot, the AIRFORCE crew had all podium-finishes in the first seven races, followed by a tough eighth race. The James Macdonald & Bill Lackenmacher duo on PASSION were third after the first day, but they climbed back into contention over the next two days to nearly snatch the regatta win. In the end, AIRFORCE finished with 26 points to take the gold, with the PASSION team closing with 29 points for the silver. Third was the MORNING GLORY duo of Glen Astwood & Hasso Plattner. Rounding out the top five was MAYHEM (Jon Corless & Jason Owen) in fourth place and WINDFIRE (Keith Chiappa & Paul Beaudin) in fifth position. At the awards ceremony, the International Team Trophy, sponsored by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, went to Team MAYHEM's Jason Owen. The Bermuda Teams Trophy, sponsored by Goslings Rum, went to Team AIRFORCE's Peter Bromby. And, the Bacardi Keelboat Overall Trophy, sponsored by XL, was awarded to the Overall winner, Team AIRFORCE yet again. For more J/105 Bacardi Keelboat Regatta information, visit

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