The Sands Man in Boat Championship took place in Treasure Cay, The Abaco this past weekend, and Clayton Bain was once again crowned the Truly Bahamian Sculling Champion. The 2nd annual sculling championship was very successful, with scullers coming from Long Island, Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama.
The sculling championship weekend began on Friday with a motorcade that started at the newly opened Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits store in Marsh Harbour and ended in Coopers’s Town, Abaco. The motorcade then headed to Treasure Cay Public Beach, where the sculling championship was to be held the next day.
On Saturday, the morning races began with the Triple B Malta Junior sailing. The winners of the junior sailing race were Chloe Sweeting in 1st place, Joey Gale in 2nd place and Rachel Sands in 3rd place. The second event for the day was the E-class sailing races; winners were 1st place – Joey Gale, 2nd place – Steven Rolle and 3rd place – Clayton Bain.
At 6pm, the sculling races began and after 3 heats well-known sculler Clayton Bain emerged victorious. This is the second year in a row that Bain has won, proving he is the ultimate sculling champion and the man to beat in 2014. George Kelly, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage’s sculling organiser commented, “The sculling race was actually very close as all of the scullers were world class scullers Bain is a strong competitor and had to work hard for his win!”
Lynden Johnson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Bahamian Brewery and Beverage commented, “The crowd was extremely excited about the day, the New Entry Band performance was great, and the crowd was thrilled with well-known entertainer Geno D. It was just a wonderful weekend.”
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage is proud to have reintroduced this old tradition to The Bahamas, and is a continued supporter of the sport. Look for pictures from the sculling race on the brewery’s Facebook page and work on your sculling skills, so maybe next year you can be the sculling champion.