Sevenstar are to sponsor the RORC Round Britain & Ireland Race in 2014
Sevenstar sponsored the Round Britain & Ireland Race back in 2006 and 2010 when 30 yachts from nine different nations competed in a thrilling and world record breaking event. Three records were broken in what was a very memorable race, highlighted by the monohull record set by Franck Cammas’ French team aboard the Volvo 70 Groupama, completing the course in 5 days 21hrs 2mins and 55 seconds, breaking Dee Caffari’s 2009 record on Aviva by over half a day.
Richard Klabbers, Managing Director of Sevenstar who competed in the last two events and secured victory in IRC Two aboard Harry Heijst’s S&S 41, Winsome, explains the reason for their sponsorship:
“After beating upwind for 14 days non-stop in the now renowned 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race,I am hooked on this event! We are very proud to be the title sponsor once again and feel that the determination and tenacity this endurance race demands from competitors is in line with what Sevenstar stands for as the Global leader in Yacht Transport.”
There is even a new prize incentive – a $20,000 transport voucher for the first boat under IRC rating. The 1,802nm course will take competitors around some of the busiest and most tactically challenging sailing waters in the world. Most sailors agree that this race is one of the toughest tests as it is nearly as long as an Atlantic crossing, but the changes of direction at headlands will mean constant breaks in the watch system for sail changes and sail trim.
For more, visit www.sevenstar.rorc.org