Montego Bay, Jamaica (February 12, 2015)– The Oakcliff Racing Team crossed the finish line of the 2015 Montego Bay Race for the Pineapple Cup at 23:28:21 February 10th. After jostling with another class 40, Amhas 2, for most of the race. Oakcliff’s Elizabeth Shaw and Jeff McFarlane finished strongly with a 2nd in class and 4th overall result and a total elapsed time of 4:10:23:21. The only major hitch came after the finish when the motor decided to quit and they began drifting toward a reef. Once safely at the dock, sparklers, Red Stripe and a celebration followed.
Liz described the race as a “challenging experience through 10 latitudes, 8 of which were sailed on the same port tack, in heavy air and seas.” She added that it was an experience the left side of her body would never forget and she was never more grateful for the trainers at Hammer Human Performance who put her through the paces because, “without that, [she] would have been damaged goods!”
As for her thoughts on the team, she shared: “Jeff is known for his single-handed sailing and a serious demeanor while I am the opposite but on the boat, that switched. Jeff is a lot funnier than people think and I, more serious. That is one reason we were a great team. Our personalities met in the middle”.
Oakcliff congratulates Amhas 2 for a well-sailed race!
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