New Categories for 31st Harris Paints Regatta: BTA enlists Barbados for 2 Sailing Tournaments

The Barbados Tourism Authority has worked with the Yacht Club to secure both the GP Championship for 2016 and the Pimler Championship in 2017 with Barbados as a hub.

Meanwhile, in this year’s 31st Harris Paints Regatta, Juniors will also compete on Saturday in their dinghies, which would be supervised by head instructor of LRN2 Sail Barbados Inc, Isaac Brown.

CEO of Harris Paints, Ian Kenyon (left), said the local company prided itself in innovating and he was pleased be part of the process in giving back.

CEO of Harris Paints, Ian Kenyon (left), said the local company prided itself in innovating and he was pleased be part of the process in giving back.

On Sunday, this annual seagoing escapade culminates on the South Coast with all the classes competing including the racer cruiser class which would do a long race as well as the multihull class.

Burke told reporters; “The South Coast from a spectator’s point of view is a good view to take in the action and the boats come quite close to the shore which would be good for spectators.”

This year's event would also lay it on the line for the J24 National Championship which is a straight battle between Esperanza and Impulse which are the two leading boats. These are expected to be going all out to secure the national championship on Sunday.

This year’s event would also lay it on the line for the J24 National Championship which is a straight battle between Esperanza and Impulse which are the two leading boats. These are expected to be going all out to secure the national championship on Sunday.

Esperanza is skippered by Ian Mayers and Neal Burke mans the Impulse. Burke also indicated five classes would be competing with the first two races for the J24 Class scheduled to start at Carlisle Bay this Saturday at 2 p.m.

Chairman of Harris Paints, Ralph Johnson, said the junior sailing is crucial in keeping the tradition alive and that any myths of who can or cannot sail, is just that – an Urban Legend. {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS CLICK ON Mr Johnson’s NAME FOR THE LINK}

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