SOURCE: The Moorings

The Moorings

November 02, 2011 13:00 ET

Excitement Reaches an All-Time High at The Moorings Interline Regatta

Participation Doubles for the 30th Anniversary

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - The Moorings 30th Interline Regatta (October 11-20, 2011) was an electric birthday celebration with over 300 participants and 50 yachts filled with the airline industry's wildest employees, family and friends. Everyone enjoyed the British Virgin Islands fantastic weather, professionally managed race courses, and as always, a week filled with killer parties at the best BVI haunts.

The Racing
The 30th anniversary included a record number of racing entries with 31 new Beneteau-built yachts creating stiff competition across three classes. This year, the models included the Moorings 41.3, Moorings 43.3, Moorings 43.4, Moorings 51.5 and all-new Moorings 50.5. And the winners were...

Class A - Moorings 41.3:
- First Place: Renita Ann, Skipper Claus Bærentsen, team SAS 2

Class B - Moorings 43.3 & Moorings 43.4:
- First Place: Wild Irish Rose, Skipper Søren Blume Svendsen, team SAS 1

Class C - Moorings 50.5 & Moorings 51.5:
- First Place: Gemini II, Skipper Øivinn Brudevoll, team SAS 1

Throughout all five races, Gemini II (SAS 1) and Bella Christina (Finnair) duked it out in a tightly contended race for the title of Regatta Grand Champion; ultimately, Gemini II pulled into the lead taking first in three of the five races and claiming the title for 2011.

Cheryl Powell, COO of The Moorings, remarked, "This year was truly a global gathering of the industry's most fun employees with record levels of participation from over 20 airlines around the world, including Lufthansa, American Airlines, All Nippon, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Wideroe, UPS, AirTran, Croatia Airlines, Emirates, United, MJet, Austrian, Eithad Airways, Cargolux, Continental Airlines, Neos, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finnair, Delta, SkyWest, NetJets and more. The Moorings would like to congratulate all racers on the exciting week of sailing, and thank all Racers and Spectators for making this 30th Interline Regatta one of our largest to date!"

For complete results in the Class Series and Team Competition, visit the 30th Interline Regatta results.

The Parties
The Interline Regatta is famous for hosting nightly theme parties with racers and spectators once again topping the charts with fantastic costumes at variety of beachside shindigs, including Pirates Bight Bar & Restaurant, Oceans 7 Beach Club, The Jolly Roger, Pusser's Restaurant Marina Cay, and Saba Rock.

The Mariner Inn also celebrated 30 years with the Interline Regatta participants, hosting a great Welcome Dinner and Awards Dinner. New for 2011, Leverick Bay Resort & Marina hosted a dynamite "Spectator / Lay Day" celebration with an afternoon of live music and activities, including the blind-folded kayak race, frozen t-shirt contest, tattoo competition and more. The dinner party continued until the wee morning hours with flowing drinks, music by DJ Heavy B and parade of entertainment by Mocko Jumbies and Pyros of the Caribbean fire dancers.

2011 Sponsors
The support provided by our 2011 sponsors helped make this year a hit in the record books. A big thank you goes out to all of the nightly party venues, as well as the BVI Tourist Board, SOL, Digicel, Road Town Wholesale (Heineken, Mount Gay Rum & Barefoot Wine), Sail Caribbean Divers, Yacht Shots BVI, The Royal BVI Yacht Club & Race Committee, Renport, Savon de Mer, SAIL Magazine, BVI Beacon and Quito & The EDGE, Wheatley Transport Co, Road Town Fast Ferry, Bamboushay Pottery, and Amara Spa.

With raffle prizes donated by Last Stop Sports, Dolphin Discovery, Cooper Island Beach Club and Sail Caribbean Divers, participants donated over $400 to support Sailability, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, which uses sailing as an activity to enrich the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly and socially disadvantaged.

In addition to sponsoring the race committee yachts and dinghy management teams, SOL also teamed up with regatta organizers and artists of the Green VI Glass Studio to host a Green Marine award, which encouraged participants to "drink responsibly" by collecting all glass bottles and saving them for recycling at the Tortola-based glass studio.

2012 Event Schedule
The Moorings 31st Interline Regatta will be held October 9-18, 2012 and plans for another fantastic 9 days of great racing and parties are currently underway. Call 1-800-633-7348 (1-727-535-1446 outside US & Canada) or e-mail interlineregatta@mooringsnet.com today to check availability of your preferred yacht, and learn more about the Race and Spectator Packages that are available.

For further details visit http://www.facebook.com/MooringsInterlineRegatta or www.themooringsinterlineregatta.com

The Moorings, world's premier yacht charter company, has delivered unmatched quality, service and attention to detail since 1969. Sail-it-yourself bareboat yachts, crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters are available. The Moorings is a proud member of TUI Travel Group®. Your vacation is in safe hands.

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