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Emilie Gregory: “… No feeling can ever compare to crossing that finish line. The immense satisfaction that you feel is unexplainable!”

Emilie Gregory: “… No feeling can ever compare to crossing that finish line. The immense satisfaction that you feel is unexplainable!”

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace Our next guest in the "Interview with a competitor after RMSR" rubric is the young and experienced skipper Emilie Gregory from JYS Jarhead. It was a real pleasure for our media to have this conversation with the young girl. She is an exceptional professional and an interesting interlocutor. In short, the JYS Jarhead is a 36-foot J-109 racing sailing boat, owned by the Jarhead Young Sailors Foundation - a non-profit voluntary organization with the principal purpose of educating children, youths, and young adults in the sport of sailing. (more…)
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For Ultravox and the courage of two sailors to embark on the RMSR challenge for the first time ….

For Ultravox and the courage of two sailors to embark on the RMSR challenge for the first time ….

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace The next lines that I am posting today are again from the rubric Interview with a competitor after RMSR, but here the competitors are only two in the Double-handed class, Class6. While I was anxiously waiting for the start, a lot of boats were moving around me, but the thing that caught my attention was these boats with two people on deck. I asked myself, in the event of a sudden storm, what will happen and how will the security obligations of the vessel be divided between these two people? Although they did not finish, these two gentlemen deserve admiration. The fact that they are throwing themselves into a Rolex race for the first time under the difficult conditions offered by this year's edition makes them winners. There…
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Valentin Oeru: “We had probably the best 100% Romanian crew and we were ready to give our best.”

Valentin Oeru: “We had probably the best 100% Romanian crew and we were ready to give our best.”

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace I am extremely proud of our next participant in the section of Yachting Info," Interview with a competitor after RMSR". He is very well known to the Bulgarian sailing community and a very respected competitor of all. Valentin Oeru is a longtime sailor with extensive experience in the field, along with his team of true professionals who won many prizes, and today the Rolex trophy for the fastest finished boat in ORC Class 3. Enjoy the wonderful interview, which Valentin Oeru shared with us, days after the end of the regatta. (more…)
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Mario Debono: “The Corinthian spirit that gave birth to this race has to live on!”

Mario Debono: “The Corinthian spirit that gave birth to this race has to live on!”

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace Our next participant in the "Interview with a competitor, after RMSR", is Mario Debono. He is Rear Commodore of the Royal Malta Yacht club, a man with 20 years of experience in sailing and racing, with a strong crew who has proven his abilities in several races. Mario Debono's team competes with Sun Odyssey 45, Janissah. The boat is a cruiser built-in 2008 but optimized as much as possible for RMSR racing. (more…)
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Comanche raider 3: We always expect the unexpected!

Comanche raider 3: We always expect the unexpected!

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace The next participants standing in front of the microphone of Yachting Info are the crew of the yacht Comanche raider 3, who shared interesting information about their participation in the 42-nd edition of the regatta Rolex Middle sea race ..... (more…)
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On the way home ….

On the way home ….

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace Based on the statement that sooner or later each passenger returns home, Valletta began to take home the heroes one by one. The first Maltese boat to finish the race was the HH42 Artie III, skippered by Lee Satariano (15 races) and Christian Ripard (31 races) taking a temporary seventh place in the overall standings, second in the IRC Class Three. “We adapted our watch system to ensure the drivers and tactician were kept fresh. Once or twice from Stromboli (to Trapani) we were on the limit, broaching more than once. We were prepared for these moments and kept the boat intact.” (more…)
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Gabriela Mifsud : “This RMSR edition was a seriously fast race, always under pressure to perform in extreme weather conditions”…

Gabriela Mifsud : “This RMSR edition was a seriously fast race, always under pressure to perform in extreme weather conditions”…

Just a few days after their successful final of the Rolex Middle sea race, we contacted Gabriella Mifsud, a member of the crew of the Maltese Falcon 2, who was so kind as to tell us about the interesting experiences on board during the 606 nm race, which this year was a real adventure for all participating sailors. The crew competed in the Beneteau first 40.7 of 2001, called the Maltese Falcon 2, sponsored by Openpayd and Sekuritence. (more…)
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Another day with emotions, tension and finished boats …..

Another day with emotions, tension and finished boats …..

#rmsr2021 #rolexmiddlesearace Rolex 42-nd race in the Mediterranean continues in full force and severe weather. During the night, the list of finishers increased from seven to 18 and so on until 09:00 in the morning. Currently, their total number is 31. About 40 crews are moving in the section from Lampedusa to Malta. (more…)
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