Team Europe completes line-up for Rolex Commodores' Cup

An 11th team for the Rolex Commodores’ Cup comprising boats from Russia, Belgium and France has been confirmed as meeting the entry criteria laid down by event organiser, the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

Team Europe

Country : Russia

Class Boat : Class 1

Name Type : Follow Me IMX 45

Owner/Charterer: Serguei Kotsiouba

Country : Belgium

Class Boat : Class 2

Name Type : Oxygen IMX 40

Owner/Charterer: Axel de Cock

Country : France

Class Boat : Class 3

Name Type : Merlin A34

Owner/Charterer: Bernard Moureau

All three national authorities concerned have had to endorse the entry. And, the strict nationality requirements have been met.

RORC is delighted not just because the number of participating teams is at the level of the previous event, but this is the first time an east European boat has taken part; a sign that the profile of the Rolex Commodores’ Cup continues to grow internationally.

Follow Me and Serguei Kotsiouba are currently racing in Class IRC 0 at Cork Week, where a number of other Rolex Commodores’ Cup competitors are in action.