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Latitude 18 Halyard Challenge


2017 Latitude 18 Halyard Challenge - Cancelled
The Latitude 18 Halyard Challenge first took place in 1997.

The winners roll-call since then reads:

1997 Anonymous
Arjan Stoof
1998 Moorings J120
Robert Swain
1999 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2000 Airgasm
Barney Crook






2000 Hotel California
Steve Schmidt
2001 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2002 Fastidiots
Eddie Brockbank
2003 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2004 Conchquerer
Andrew Waters

Tikitas
James Bridgewater

Tikitas
James Bridgewater

Tikitas
James Bridgewater


2005 Conchquerer 2006 Mistress Quickly 2007 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2008 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft

Hotel California
Steve Schmidt






2009 Luxury Girl 2010 Lime
Colin Rathbun
2011 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2012 Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette





Reba
Jon Charlton


2013
2014 Fiona
Colin Rathbun
2015 Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2016 Firewater
Danny Petrovic / Jason Putley



Wildfire
John Hayes

Kala
Richard Wooldridge




24 Carat Racing - 2016 Race Report

It was all about the number 24 in the 2016 Latitude 18 Halyard Challenge with five 24 foot boats taking to the race course. The BVI Youth team outnumbered the adults across the fleet and two races were sailed in a light 5 to 8 knot easterly.

The Melges 24 Firewater claimed overall victory with Jason Putley and Danny Petrovic each taking the helm in one of the two races.

Click here to read the full report.


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