According to event organizer Eleazor’Barber J’Johnson, all signs are’go’for the 24th Annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The event is set for February 12-13 in the waters of Montagu Bay, and will be held in honor of the country’s late prime minister, Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling. Johnson said that this year’s event is promised to be one of the largest and most popular sailing extravaganzas in the history of sailing in this country. Already, a number of A-class sloops have confirmed participation for the featured’Catch Me If You Can’race. As a matter of fact, he said that they are in the process of attracting the most A-class sloops ever, for the highly anticipated race, in which the Lady Nathalie is given a 15-minute head-start over the bigger and fasterA-class sloops. Boat owner Johnson said that his Lady Nathalie leads the overall series 13-10, and has every intention of coming out on top again.
Also, some of the top C-class sloops in the countryare expected to make an appearance, and will sail on the Saturday of the regatta. Johnson’s Lady Nathalie proved that it is in tip top shape and is ready for the competition as it won all three races in the All-for-One Regatta last weekend.
In its continual effort to develop the sport of track and field throughout The Bahamas, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations(BAAA)will meet with persons in Central and North Andros for the purpose of forming track and field clubs there. The island of Andros continues to turn out outstanding athletes and this effort to form clubs should help in bringing additional organization to the process, said BAAA Public Relations Officer Alpheus’Hawk’Finlayson. It is hoped that all persons interested in management and coaching, as well as parents who wish their children to begin training for track and field, as well as those student athletes interested in improving their abilities in the sport, come out and be a part of the clubs, continued Finlayson. Finlayson further said that it is envisioned that after the formation of the clubs, the Bahamas Track and Field Coaches Association will step in and continue to develop training programs for new coaches to assist them in developing the athletes. The meetings scheduled are 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4 at the Central Andros High School, and on Saturday, February 5, at the North Andros High School.