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Peter Wickwire retained his Bermuda International Invitational Regatta title in the Great Sound yesterday.
The Nova Scotia helmsman entered the final race of the ten-race series in the International One-Design racing sloop with a three-point advantage over Pierre Crosby and managed to put further distance between himself and his nearest rival after the latter was black flagged for going over the line early on a general recall.
The battle for supremacy came down to a classic match race, which Wickwire ultimately came out on top.
Wickwire seized the right of way behind the line during the pre-start and shut the door on Crosby who strayed onto the course early near the pin end and was disqualified.
“We stayed to the...(continued)
As befits a man who once ran off to sea, Olsen is also a world-class sailor. He won the world championship in International One Design, a class of 33-foot boats, in 1959 and 1960. After a break lasting decades he staged a comeback, finishing a promising third, in a tight finish, in the 2014 Norwegian championships. As a concession to his age, these days he wears a construction helmet onboard. “I need protection because I keep getting hit by the boom,” he explains.http://fortune.com/2015/03/07/fred-olsen/