The East Coast Drifters with our own Mack Bryan and Kate Klempen took 1st place at the 74th Wilson Trophy team racing regatta held in West Kirby, Wirral, UK, May 12-14.
Mack Bryan and Kate Klempen, (St Croix,) Colin Merrick and Marina Cano (Rhode Island and Barcelona) and Spencer Cartwright and Jaqui Frode, (Bahamas,) were 2nd of the 32 teams and 192 sailors to charge into the quarterfinals to compete against top contenders from the UK, Ireland and the USA. The East Coast Drifters were unstoppable, blowing through the quarter finals, semi finals and finals without a loss.
This is Mack Bryan's and Marina Cano's second Wilson win and Colin Merick's third Wilson win.
The team looks forward to returning next year to defend their title at the 75th Wilson.