The newly branded Budget Marine RS Elite was the overall winner of the annual Boxing Day Barrel this year ……obviously on Boxing day. The young team that was led by Jolyon Ferron and Stephane Ferron managed to best the many well sailed boats of the 10 boat fleet. Second place went to Poul Hoj Jensen on Brown Skin Girl and Carlo Falcone on Caccia Alla Volpe took the third place. The first two boats in the “A Class” were both RS Elite one designs.
A “B” class was won by Bernie Evans Wong on Huey Too who managed to hold off Don Wards Freya by half a minute corrected. Huey too is a modified Cal 40 that has been racing in the Caribbean for more than 45 years having been based in Trinidad and Antigua.
The race was sailed in “champagne racing” conditions. The sea was flat, the wind was a regular 8-10 knots and the temperature was idyllic. It was just one race that took the fleet down to Old Road Bluff from Falmouth and back.