Bermuda International Invitational Regatta starts on April 30th 2016 with registration and will continue until the evening of May 6th with prize giving. For the IOD’s racing will consist of 10 races in the Great Sound over the week. This year we have 13 participants, 11 from overseas and 2 from Bermuda. Geographically, they are from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Bermuda. This means there will be approximately 65 competitors with 55 coming from overseas.
The Regatta will be hotly contested as usual, as 2 IOD World Champions will be competing this year as well as the 2 time and current IOD Bermuda Race Week champion headlining the list of competitors. The most recent race week winner from the Chester Nova Scotia fleet is Peter Wickwire who won the event last year for the second time and is keen to make it 3 in a row. The current IOD World Champion Jonathan Farrar from Fishers Island is competing for the first time in Bermuda and will give Wickwire a run for his money as will 7 time past world champion Bill Widnall from Marblehead.