Monday, February 04, 2013
Congratulations to Dustin Durant and his U.S. team from Long Beach Yacht Club for winning the ISAF N.A and Caribbean Regional Qualifier for the Nations Cup Grand Final to be sailed in Middlefart, Denmark this August. Durant and crew won the final 3-0 over the Canadian crew in difficult and shifty conditions sailed today in Bridgetown Barbados.
In the semi finals Durant won 3-1 over Texidor from Puerto Rico to meet Wickwire and crew who were 18-0 after having won their semi final 3-0 against Povey from Barbados.
The Americans stopped the Canadians run of 18 wins and no losses in the finals putting together a great effort to win the championship.
"All credit goes to Dustin and crew for winning the finals" says Wickwire. "Congratulations to him and his team for sailing so well. They put it together at the end of the regatta and did a better job of taking advantage of the conditions to win the final in strong fashion."
Congratulations to the Barbados Yacht Club and the ISAF officials for hosting and running an outstanding regatta at a venue which has to be in consideration for one of the top sailing venues in the world.