The final day of the 34th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta closed in outstanding fashion last evening at the traditional Prize-Giving ceremony on Kim Sha Beach. The evening’s top prize-the St. Maarten-Saint Martin Cup-for the regatta’s Most Worthy Performance Overall went to Rich Wesslund’s J/122, El Ocaso, the winner of the event’s biggest division, the 18-boat CSA4 class.
El Ocaso‘s crew, resplendent in blue Hawaiian shirts, received their prize from St. Maarten’s Honourable Prime Minister Ms. Sarah Westcott-Williams, who was gracious in her remarks honoring Wesslund and his team, while also recognizing the hundreds of international sailors who’d descended on the island for the Caribbean’s largest regatta. It was the second time Wesslund’s Florida-based squad was the Most Worthy of them all. [Read more…]