SIMPSON BAY LAGOON—The St. Maarten Yacht Club hosted the second race day of the Soon Dinghy Series Saturday.
Sailors competed in either The ILCA, Optimist or Quest class with a total of five races sailed. This race is part of the Grant Thornton Season Championship, which consist of 5 separate series: The Soons Series (2-days), theAberson Series (1-day), The Multiclass Regatta (2 days), the Hoedemaker Series (2-days), the Hope Ross Series (2-days). Soon Series Day 2 had been rescheduled from its original date of October 14 due to unfavorable wind conditions. Saturday turned out to be an exceptional day for sailing, with perfect weather conditions and favorable gusts. Emilien Le Normand took first place in the ILCA class, with Rio Stomp second and Frits Bus finishing in third. A total of 16 Optimist sailors participated. After Soons Day 1 Thomas Magras was in first place in the Optimist Class, Sarah Michaux in second and Tao Carmona in third. All three of them managed to keep their position after Day 2. Four teams participated in the Quest class. JannekeArkesteijn and Astrid Matenended won the day. “We enjoyed great weather and fantastic sailing, making ita memorable experience for everyone," said Race Officer Wessel Tangenberg. The next Dinghy Race of the Grant Thornton Season Championship is scheduled for December 16. Registration is open on the SMYC website.