Over the weekend, sculling fans from both near and far gathered along the shoreline at Fort Montagu beach to see if Clayton Bain would once again emerge as the sculling champion. For the 3rd year in a row, he proved that he is indeed the CHAMPION.
“The trash talking started hours before the race,” exclaimed Lynden Johnson, Bahamian Brewery Director of Sales and Marketing. “The scullers were all bragging about their ability and the spectators wondered who would be crowned the champion. The atmosphere at Montagu beach was fantastic for sculling and we couldn’t hope for the day to have gone any better.”
The sculling weekend began on Saturday with the High Rock Scramble relay race which was won by Charles Kelly, Jason Robinson and Dianne Dewitt. After the races were done, the crowd was entertained by Willis & the Illess Band.
Sunday brought the main event which included the E-class races and the much anticipated sculling championship. During the Sands E-class regatta, legendary sailor, Lundy Robinson won three races back-to-back and was crowned the E-Class regatta winner. Additionally Kyle Darville placed second and Steven Rolle third.
Once the sailing races finished, it was time for the main event and spectators assembled at the shoreline early, enabling the races to start on time. Participating in the sculling championship from across The Bahamas were Dennis Fox – St. Valentine Champion, Richard Ross – Nassau Champion, Danny Knowles – Long Island Champion and Steven Rolle – National Family Islands (Exuma) Champion in the first heat and Clayton Bain – defending Champion, Skeeter Rolle – Abaco Champion, Reuben Knowles – Nassau Champion and Clay Moxey – Grand Bahama Champion.
Richard Ross and Dennis Fox from the first heat and Clayton Bain and Clay Moxey from the second heat advanced through to the championship round. Unfortunately, Richard Ross was unable to compete in the championship round so the competitors agreed on including Steven Rolle in the championship race.
After a fierce sculling competition and with huge crowds of support, Clayton Bain won for a third straight year, proving that he is the sculling champion of The Bahamas and won both the coveted trophy and twenty cases of Sands beer. Dennis Fox placed second and Clay Moxey placed third in the championship round, winning fifteen and twelve cases of Sands beer respectively.
To end the night in grand style the Brewery held a great Bahamian concert, featuring Veronica Bishop, D Mac, Geno D and The Spank Band. “I can honestly say that this weekend was a TRULY Bahamian great time!” said Johnson,. “From the regatta races, to the sculling championship, to the fantastic entertainment provided by great, our own, truly Bahamian artists.”
For more pictures visit the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage website or Facebook page to see photos from the sculling races and practice your sculling so you’ll be ready for next year’s races.
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