9 open squads constituting some of the best men and women racers in Caribbean, United States and World, are affirmed to compete in seventh Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race, which is fixed for 3rd to 6th December, 2015.
Bill Canfield, the regatta director, said that they are set to bring world class match racing to St Thomas. Todays young stars would compete against each other and former world champions as well as Americas Cup sailors. This is perhaps the most obliging match racing event in the world this year.
Taylor Canfield of USVI, the No 2 ranked Open division match racer, would come back to the waters where he grew up to match his skills against the grand fleet. Canfield said that this really will be one of the toughest programs of this year for his team.
Charlotte Amalie harbor is a great place to race as it offers shifty-puffy terms on a short race track right in front of the water front letting for some great spotting but it is also unique in that the wall becomes an obstruction in most races and the boats often come within inches on the waterfront. Its the easy racing harbour, where the Med is great for Greece yacht charter.
David Storrs of the United States, the world’s nineteenth ranked Open match racer as well as second in the United States, would compete in CAMR for the 1st time. The crew of Storrs will be a talented mix of fellow American, Hayden Goodrick and New Zealanders Garth Ellingham and Rod Dawson.