Having won her class in the 2012 Newport - Bermuda race, Stephen Murray and his crew on ‘Decision’ went on to sail well in Friday’s Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta to win first place boat in the Onion Patch 2012 series! As the top individual boat in the Onion Patch Series, Stephen and ‘Decision’ win the Henry B. du Pont Trophy. Congratulations to Stephen Murray and his crew, who sailed the entire IRC series with Decision in HPR mode!
The Onion Patch Series is a tough, diverse three-event series of international races that challenge the complete range of a yacht’s capabilities and a racing crew’s skills. Yachts compete in the Onion Patch for both individual and three-boat team prizes.
The Onion Patch starts out with the high-level competition of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, with a focus on fast-paced, round the buoys racing. The Series then moves on to the historic ocean racing of the Newport Bermuda Race, complete with the challenges of the Gulf Stream and the joys of “Happy Valley” in the approach to Bermuda. As a fitting reward, the Onion Patch concludes with Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Anniversary Regatta’s delightful and exuberant racing on the Great Sound and surrounding bays and harbours.