March 15, 2023

SinC Heineken Regatta Team Asterias

At the Heineken St. Maarten Regatta last week, this crew of only four guys from Royal Vancouver YC – Hart Buck, Michael Vermette, John Sandrelli, and Chris Ramsay – had a stellar performance placing third in Bareboat 1. Three of the four had never even raced before. The fifth person in the photo (with cigar) is apparently a musician/blogger from Estonia who jumped aboard for the final race and fit in perfectly.

The photo was taken by Canadian Yachting Associate Editor Allegra Smith-Herriott on (delightful) assignment.



The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.