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Long Island Boats Dominate King Eric Gibson All-For-One Regatta

CLASS A CHAMPIONS Running Tide and crew.

CLASS A CHAMPIONS Running Tide and crew.

THE third annual King Eric Gibson All-For-One Regatta over the weekend in Montagu Bay was dominated by the boats from Long Island in all three catergories.

The Running Tide, which didn’t compete last year, led the way by easily winning the A Class for the celebrations for Long Islanders. The New Southern Cross got second and the Good News came in third. Last year, the New Courageous won the title over the Red Stripe and Ed Sky.

In the B Class, the New Susan Chase carted off the title, winning all three races to finish with 24 points. She was followed by the Lady in Red, Lady Natalie with 19 points and the Lady Sonia took third with 14.

The New Susan Chase didn’t compete last year as the Barbarian emerged as the chmpion over Storr’s Plumbing, Whiplash and Ants Nest.

And in the C Class, the Whitty K made sure that she wasn’t left out as she joined her counterparts from Long Island in winning with 31 points, holding off the King and Knight (30) and Lady Eunice (27) got third place. The Whitty K avenged a close 58-57 loss last year to the Crazy Partner. Keep Your Eyes on Him was third last year.

Prime Minister Perry Christie was on hand, along with V Alfred Gray, the Minister of Agriculture and Local Government with responsibility for regattas, to present the awards to the various winners on Sunday in Montagu Bay.

The regatta kept the legacy of the late King Eric Gibson alive. The committee was headed by Gibson’s sons, Eric Jr and D Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance, along with Delworth Gibson, Cindy Gay, Stafford Armbrister and Lorraine Hamilton.

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