Never too early to nominate this week’s SCOTW, courtesy of anarchist Kim..
White Wings would love to proudly represent women in the sport and identify some sailor chicks of the week for you! In particular Faraday Rosenberg , captain of the all women’s crew racing in St. Barth. We are headed into the last day of racing but here is a little about us if you are interested as we battle to a hopeful class victory.
From the stunning waters of the French West Indies the first edition of Les Voiles de Saint Barth Regatta is wrapping up. With conditions of 15-30 knot winds, 80 degree temps and plenty of sun what more could one ask for.
Though entries were low a fierce faceoff in the classics division is underway between the all women’s crew of W 76, White Wings and her coed sistership Wild Horses.
We are mere hours away from our final day and thus far the womens team under the command of captain Faraday Rosenberg on White Wings has taken 2,2, and 1 while Wild Horses with owner driver Donald Tofias defends the lead with an early start 1,1, and 2. The decider will lie in todays results as winner takes all.
The crew from all over the world to face off andconsists of such talent as:
Mini transat sailor chick Emma Creighton
Melges 24 sailor Natalie Jade Ray grinder Jess Lee From South Africa
Double handed sailor and trimmer Kim Petritz
Downwind driver Sara O’Neil from Canada
Experienced Bow chick Alden Alexander
Antiguan sisters Kelsey van Beever and Kristi Chesher
Dutch offshore sailor Marlies Sanders on tactics and main
Laurel Gaudet, exceptional Caribbean sailor
hese girls have fought hard to match the ten years of experience of their rival with only a day of training prior to racing. Huge thanks to Donald Tofias for allowing us the opportunity to race and endless support.