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Hawk Eye grabs J24 cup

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Hawk Eye grabs J24 cup

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Hawk Eye are the new champions of J24 yachting in Barbados.
Sponsored by Williams Industries, captain Robert Povey and his crew captured the 2011 United Insurance Match-Racing Cup when the two-day regatta ended in Carlisle Bay yesterday.
Hawk Eye turned the tables on arch-rivals and defending champions ISIS as they won the best-of-three sail-off 2-0. 
Last year, the JADA-sponsored ISIS had defeated Hawk Eye 2-1.
“It was a total team effort. Our crew fought like soldiers and pulled us through a tough first day and again yesterday against stiff competition from ISIS,” said Povey.
Hawk Eye reached the final with a convincing 2-0 win over Impulse in the semi-finals, while ISIS, skippered by Nicholas Lashley, came from behind to defeat Esperanza 2-1.
While conditions on the first day, Saturday, severely tested the skills of sailors, with pounding rains and choppy seas, the final day saw good winds and intense competition over the Olympic course in Carlisle Bay.
More than 30 races were sailed over the two days of the United Insurance Cup.
The meet, which is organised by the J-24 Club of Barbados, has emerged as one of the biggest ocean-racing events for J24 sailors in the region.
After competition on the high seas, sailors took well deserved prizes yesterday afternoon during a ceremony hosted by sponsors United Insurance and the J24 Club, at the Barbados Yacht Club. (PR)