Based on the results and performances across the trials, the following teams have been selected to represent RYA Team GBR at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 2014;
David Aisher; J109 Yeoman of Wight
Mason concluded: "It has proved to be a challenging series and we wish all of the competitors the best of luck in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup."
Jamie McGarry; Swan 45 Eala of Rhu
Robert Lutener; Ker 40 Cutting Edge on Baraka
which were all squeezed into the bank holiday weekend.
With RYA Team Scotland already announced in February, the RYA retained the potential to select up to three further teams. The remaining boats within the trials have looked to impress the RYA Selection Panel of Chris Mason, Chris Arscott and Jonathan Goring who have been on the water observing the boats and their crew work over a series of inshore and offshore events.
Following the conclusion of its selection trials over the bank holiday weekend (24 26 May), four teams have been Asics Gel Lyte 5 Black Tan selected to represent RYA Team GBR at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 2014 in July, where Great Britain will aim to defend its 2012 title.
Ed Broadway; Ker 40 Hooligan VII
Rod Stuart; Corby 37 Eos
Iain Kirkpatrick; X 37 Fatjax
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The selection trials started on 3 May with the RORC Cervantes Trophy across to Le Havre. However due to the cancellation of the Vice Admiral's Cup, which was due to be run between Asics Gel Nimbus 16 Black
"In the end it turned out to be a great weekend's worth of racing that challenged the teams and gave us as selectors a good indication of form to pick the best combination of teams to sail to retain the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. The conditions, whilst damp on Saturday, offered up a wide variety of conditions and it was good to pick up on where certain teams performed well and where others didn't."
James Gair; Mills 39 Localletterbox Zero II
James Neville; Corby 36 INO
Robert Stiles; J109 Diamond Jem
Steve Cowie; Beneteau First 40 Zephyr
Chris Mason, Chair of RYA Selection Panel, commented: "The RYA would very much like to thank Jo Chugg and her team at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes and Nick Elliott and his team at RORC for helping the RYA rearrange its trials at such short notice. I would also like to thank Stuart Childerley as Race Officer for the weekend and importantly all of the owners and crews for being so patient and forgiving in assisting the RYA in looking at alternative dates and formats of racing.
Having finished top in Red Group East Anglia based yacht Fatjax and her crew have been selected to represent Britain in the forthcoming Commodores' Cup in an announcement earlier this week by the RYA.
Fatjax racing on local waters. Pic Duncan Abel
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9 11 May, to provide the inshore section of the trials, the remainder of the trials had to be re organised swiftly to ensure that selections could be based on good, solid racing. This included organising a re run version of the Vice Admiral's Cup and a specific offshore race run for the RYA by RORC, Asics Gel Lyte Iii White Purple Green
GBR Team Manager, added: "It's great news that the selectors were able to pick four teams for the 2014 event. There is no other event like the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup on the calendar and I am very excited to have the chance to work with the British teams again. Now everyone can really start planning the defence of our title and I am really looking forward to working with the sailors as we try to achieve this goal."