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Halyard Challenge


Saturday 15 January 2022


The Halyard Challenge first took place in 1997.

The Halyard Challenge was sponsored by Latitude 18 from 1997 until 2016.

The winners roll-call since then reads:

Racing 1997 Anonymous
Arjan Stoof
1998 Moorings J120
Robert Swain
1999 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2000 Airgasm
Barney Crook
Crusiing Hotel California
Steve Schmidt
Racing 2001 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2002 Fastidiots
Eddie Brockbank
2003 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2004 Conchquerer
Andrew Waters
Crusiing Tikitas
James Bridgewater
Tikitas
James Bridgewater
Tikitas
James Bridgewater
Racing 2005 Conchquerer
Andrew Waters
2006 Mistress Quickly 2007 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2008 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
Crusiing Hotel California
Steve Schmidt
Racing 2009 Luxury Girl 2010 Lime
Colin Rathbun
2011 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2012 Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
Crusiing Reba
Jon Charlton
Racing 2013 Did not take place
2014 Fiona
Colin Rathbun
2015 Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2016 Firewater
Danny Petrovic / Jason Putley
Crusiing Wildfire
John Hayes
Kala
Richard Wooldridge
Racing 2017 Did not take place 2018 Did not take place 2019 Did not take place 2020 Whoop Whoop
Kevin Rowlette
Cruising 2021 Wicked Winch
David Lake
Racing Whoop Whoop
Kevin Wrigley


Whoop Whoop and Wicked Winch Win 2021 Edition
It was a sparkling BVI sailing day on Saturday 9 January and six boats took to the race course for the first regatta of 2021, the Halyard Challenge.


Whoop Whoop Wins - 2020 Race Report

Four trimarans took to the water for the first race of the 2020 calendar and it was Kevin Rowlette's Whoop Whoop who claimed line honours and the overall win.