27 Apr Scott Shawyer announces fellow Canadian Ryan Barkey as Co-skipper for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race
Scott Shawyer announces fellow Canadian Ryan Barkey as Co-skipper for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race
Today, Canada Ocean Racing announces 31-year-old Ryan Barkey as co-Skipper to Scott Shawyer for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race.
The 3rd edition of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race is a 1200-mile offshore race, double-handed in IMOCA 60’s starting and finishing in Brest. With this announcement, the Canada Ocean Racing team is well positioned to complete the 1200-mile race as well as gaining valuable training miles in the process.
Barkey from Richmond Hill, Ontario, brings a wealth of offshore experience in the Class 40 to the team. Barkey was the first ever Canadian to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre in a Class 40 in 2021. His expertise and skills will be a valuable addition to the team as the duo prepare for this offshore sprint race.
Scott Shawyer, the team’s skipper & principal, said, “I am thrilled to have fellow Canadian Ryan onboard as our co-skipper for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race. We have done plenty of sailing together now and we are a great fit as a team. We cannot wait to get across the start line in Brest.”
Barkey expressed his excitement about the upcoming race, saying, “The Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race is a great IMOCA race, and I am thrilled to be lining up against some great teams. I’m looking forward to work alongside Scott and the rest of the team to achieve our goals for this race and set us up for a great start to the season.”
The Canada Ocean Racing team is currently preparing for the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race in their home base of Gosport, UK and will in a few days depart with Barkey at the helm to head to the start in France.
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