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.
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.