Sailors competed in match racing on Friday during the final day of the Pro Am Regatta. (Photo: Todd VanSickle)

The 26th annual Pro Am Regatta hosted by Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda finished on Saturday with match racing.

Top sailors from around the world competed in the event, including Olympic silver medalist Zach Railey. It was his fifth time competing in the Pro Am Regatta.

“I have been here a lot and I love coming back every year,” Mr. Railey said.

He said the week went well, with “good breeze” and a lot of “newcomers.”

Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe was scheduled to participate in the event as well, but she cancelled at the last minute, according to race officials.

Mr. Railey, United States Olympic sailing team captain, competed in the 2012 London Olympics and finished 12th in the Finn Class.

“Most of the pros that are here, I have been friends with for a long time,” Mr. Railey said. “Or they are people I have looked up to since I have been a little kid. It is a cool experience for me; it is a cool experience for everybody.”

See the Nov. 8, 2012 edition for full coverage.

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