Extraordinary end of the 2014 season

August 30, 2014

Some of you might have already heard, Winsome’s season does not end after the RORC Cherbourg race. This race usually wraps up our season, plans and preparations for 2015 are made. However, then Harry called:  ‘how about going to the med this fall’? Logistics are being tackled, people are giving up their jobs and relations, grandparents are asked to look after children and race regulations are being read: Winsome will be sailing the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014. We are all very excited and would like to thank Harry for yet another extraordinary Winsome adventure.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney – Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a “must do” race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club co-founded the race in 1968. Save for a break between 1984 and 1995 the event has been run annually attracting 25 -30 yachts. In recent years, the number of entries has rissen sharply to 78 boats thanks to a new Organising Committee who managed to bring Rolex on board as title sponsor for the Middle Sea Race.

The race is a true challenge to skippers and crews who have to be at their very best to cope with the often changeable and demanding conditions. Equally, the race is blessed with unsurpassed scenery with its course, taking competitors close to a number of islands, which form marks of the course. Some described the MSR as “the most beautiful race course in the world”.

We will give a regular update from now on, on the Winsome site. You can follow our preparations up to the race and during the race daily updates will follow.

Post by Joost Heikens | August 30, 2014 |