Bajan completes 10th Clipper Round the World Race

Barbados will soon resume competitive sailing overseas in a huge way, hearkening back to the days of yore when this country was the finishing post for the Trans-Atlantic race which began in the Azores.

Founder of Harris Paints and rabid sailing fanatic Ralph "Bruggadung" Johnson told an audience last nite at the Barbados Yacht Club he has plans to put Barbados on the map in sailing once again by chasing for a place in Australian and international yachting history by taking line honours or winning overall handicap honours on corrected time in Australia's most famous ocean race, the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Founder of Harris Paints and rabid sailing fanatic Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson told an audience last nite at the Barbados Yacht Club he has plans to put Barbados on the map in sailing once again by chasing for a place in Australian and international yachting history by taking line honours or winning overall handicap honours on corrected time in Australia’s most famous ocean race, the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The Harris Paints Chairman was on hand to celebrate the nautical exploits of his nephew who just completed a sailing race which sailed around the world for 11 months.

Michael "Tino" Jones (left) completed an 11-month circumnavigation of the world competing in the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

Michael “Tino” Jones (left) completed an 11-month circumnavigation of the world competing in the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

Tino‘, as he is affectionately known as by fellow Bajan yachties, is the first person from Barbados to compete in the event, and he’s the first ever Barbadian to race around the world.

The 10th Clipper Round the World Race includes traversing six oceans and more than 40,000 miles of nautical racing.

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