USA lead the way in today's semi-finals at the Global Team Race Challenge in Bermuda

The first day of the International 14 Class Global Team Race Challenge was held on Tuesday 20 November on Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda, hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

A total of six teams entered, including Canada, Great Britain A, Great Britain B, Japan, Switzerland and USA. Racing was in a round robin format and the conditions on Hamilton Harbour were ideally suited for the ‘S’ courses used for the racing. Winds were between 8-12 knots, and a couple of interesting wind shifts made for some fun and tactical racing.

USA sailed an impressive series recording a 5-0 score with Great Britain A second on 4-1, with Canada in third with a score of 3-2. Switzerland completed the list going in to the semi-finals today with a 2-3 score.

The USA team will be paired against Switzerland and Great Britain A taking on Canada in a best 2 of 3 series. The winners will sail for the finals and the RBYC Challenge Cup.

The world championship starts on Friday 23 November in Bermuda’s Great Sound and a total of 54 teams will be on the start line.