HKBC Team Sailors making travel plans

Barcelona, Spain 2018

The 2018 O'pen BIC World Championships will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 29 to Aug 4.  So far, HKBC has several sailors who plan to compete:

Gavin Ball

CJ Perez

JP Lattanzi

Any HKBC Sailors interested in competing in the event should contact Helena von Sydow, or visit the website for more information:

2018 O'pen BIC World Championships

Meet the HKBC O'pen BIC Team!

Hawaii Kai Boat Club has been successful in teaching over 100 children to sail. Of those sailors, a growing number are now advanced and ready to test their skills on the regional, national, and international stage. 

By traveling to other race venues, the sailors gain experience in big fleet starts, and get exposure to different sailing and weather conditions, while they meet friends from around the globe who share their love for the sport.

The HKBC O'pen BIC Team competed at the 2017 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Sarasota, Florida in March 2017 where four HKBC sailors qualified to race with Team USA in the America's Cup Endeavor Open in Bermuda this past June.  The O'pen BIC races occurred during half time at the America's Cup event.  A total of 32 sailors represented countries from around the world and we are proud of our HKBC sailors that represented the USA:

  • Gavin Ball
  • Marcos Baez
  • CJ Perez
  • Kanoa Pick

In addition to the America's Cup Endeavor Open, HKBC sailors also participated in the 2017 O'pen BIC World Cup held in Lake Garda, Italy this past July.  They all sailed well with three sailors finishing in the top 10 in the world!

Over the years, the HKBC Youth Sailing Team has competed in several national and international events with some impressive results:

  • As Team Captain, Lars von Sydow led the path by competing in the 2012 World Championships in Miami and the 2013 O'pen Bic World Championships in Italy. In these regattas he gained experience that he brought back to HKBC and shared with the young Team.
  • In 2014, seven HKBC sailors joined Lars at the O'pen Bic North American Championship in Bermuda. Lars earned 3rd Place Overall while his younger teammates swept the podium in the Under 13 division. The O'pen Bic community took notice of HKBC across the globe!
  • In 2015, nine sailors traveled to the O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami. HKBC claimed 1st & 2nd Overall and in the U13 Division.  Plus the 2 Top Girl titles, U13 and Open, were won by HKBC sailors.
  • In 2015, nine HKBC sailors competed in their 1st  World Championships in Australia with Lars who had experience in 2 past world championships. Lars placed 2nd in the U19 Division, while three other HKBC sailors placed in the Top 20!
  • In 2016, HKBC was represented by three U13 sailors at the North American Championships in Charleston, South Carolina. JP Lattanzi placed 1st in U13 Division and 2nd Overall, while his teammates Kona Carle and Thomas Busch placed 4th and 6th in the U13 Division.
  • In 2016, Lars von Sydow and Kanoa Pick competed in the German Nationals in Warnemunde, Germany. Lars placed 3rd in the U19 Division and Kanoa placed 4th in the U14 Division.
  • In 2016, four HKBC sailors represented the USA in Quiberon, France at the O'pen Bic World Cup. More than 230 competitors competed from around the globe. Lars won 1st Place in the U19 Male Division! His teammates, Gavin Ball-8th, Kanoa Pick-9th, and Marcos Baez-18th raced against a fleet of 127 in the U16 Division.  They also raced in the Team Competition where combined points are counted racing in 3-boy/1 girl teams. Lars joined an international team and won 2nd, while 3 HKBC sailors joined a female sailor from Poland and placed 7th. 

The sailors will be fundraising to help pay expenses to race.  Any support including airline mileage, accommodation points, or monetary donation would be greatly appreciated!  The sailors look forward to opportunities to continue to represent Hawaii and the USA in the future.

Mahalo for your support!!

Meet HKBC's Top Sailors

Lars von Sydow- 2018 racing 29ers & MidPac sailing 

2016 O'pen BIC World Cup in Quiberon, France:  1st Male, 2nd Overall (U19 Division)

2016 O'pen BIC German Nationals in Warnemunde, Germany: 3rd Place (U19 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia:  2nd Place (U19 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami, FL:  2nd Place (OPEN Division)

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Bermuda:  3rd Place (OPEN Division)

2013 O'pen BIC World Cup in Riva Del Garda, Trentino, Italy: 21st Place (U16 Division)

2012 O'pen BIC World Cup in Miami, FL

Marcos Baez- 2018 racing O'pen Bics & 29ers & Punahou sailing

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  12th Place (U17 Gold Fleet)

2017 America's Cup Endeavor O'pen in Bermuda:  5th Place

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL:  3rd Place (OPEN Division)

2016 O'pen BIC World Cup in Quiberon, France:  18th Place (U16 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia:  18th Place (U16 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami, FL:  1st Place (OPEN Division)

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Bermuda:  3rd Place (U13 Division)

Kanoa Pick- 2018 racing Lasers & Punahou sailing

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  8th Place (U17 Gold Fleet)

2017 America's Cup Endeavor O'pen in Bermuda:  10th Place

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL:  5th Place (OPEN Division)

2016 O'pen BIC World Cup in Quiberon, France:  9th Place (U16 Division)

2016 O'pen BIC German Nationals in Warnemunde, Germany:  4th Place (U14 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia:  11th Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami, FL:  1st Place (U13 Division)

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Bermuda:  1st Place (U13 Division)

Gavin Ball- 2018 racing O'pen Bic, Laser & MidPac sailing

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  9th Place (U17 Gold Fleet)

2017 America's Cup Endeavor O'pen in Bermuda:  9th Place

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL:  2nd Place (OPEN Division)

2016 O'pen BIC World Cup in Quiberon, France:  8th Place (U16 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia:  25th Place (U16 Division)

 

Pearl Lattanzi- 2018 racing 29ers & RS Feva

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL:  7th Place (OPEN Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia: 26th Place (U16 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami, FL: Top Girl

2015 RS Feva XL Goblin Regatta in Santa Barbara, CA: 1st Place

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Bermuda: 17th Place (OPEN Division)

John "JP" Lattanzi- 2018 racing O'pen Bic & foiling windsurfers

2018 O'pen BIC New Zealand National Championships:  5th Place (Open Division)

2018 O'pen BIC Australia Championships:  4th Place (U13 Division)

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  5th Place (U13 Division)

2017 O'pen BIC Italian Nationals:  1st Place (U13 Division)

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL:  1st Place (U13 Division)

2016 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Charleston, NC: 1st Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia: 19th Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Miami, FL: 2nd Place (U13 Division)

2015 RS Feva XL Goblin Regatta in Santa Barbara, CA: 1st Place

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Bermuda: 2nd Place (U13 Division)

Kona Carle- 2018 racing RS Feva and windsurfing

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Sarasota, FL: 21st Place Overall

2016 O'pen BIC North American Championship in Charleston, NC: 5th Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia: 34th Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Miami, FL: 9th Place (U13 Division)

2014 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Bermuda: 6th Place (U13 Division)

 

 

Thomas Busch- 2018 racing O'pen Bic and RS Feva

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  24th Place (U13 Division)

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Sarasota, FL: 2nd Place (U13 Division)

2016 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Charleston, SC: 4th Place (U13 Division)

2015 O'pen BIC World Cup in Australia: 45th Place (U13 Division)

CJ Perez- 2018 racing O'pen Bic and 29ers

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  25th Place (U17 Gold Fleet)

2017 America's Cup Endeavor O'pen in Bermuda:  11th Place

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Sarasota, FL:  4th Place (OPEN Division) and Top Girl

Kamana'o Morton

2017 O'pen BIC World Cup in Lake Garda, Italy:  3rd Place (U17 Silver Fleet)

2017 O'pen BIC North American Championships in Sarasota, FL: 22nd Place Overall

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