Further challengers

The following contenders have won races in 2017, but all overnight races. Consequently they cannot compete for the Challenge Cup this year, but most certainly deserves our accolade. For example the Norwegian Mera won her class in the ARC 2017 and one of the most impressive S&S34s ever, Azzurro, won the Sydney to Gold Coast race in Australia. Furthermore, Finnish Pam excelled in winning.two overnight races is addition to the 2018 qualifying Viaporin day race.


Yacht raced

Yacht type

Race

Race type


Comments

PAM

S&S 40

Design 1767

Suursaari Race

Overnight


Suursaari Race is one of the major offshore races in Finland. Start is near Helsinki and goes around the Russian island Suursaari.

Read more here http://www.suursaarirace.fi/











PAM

S&S 40

Design 1767

Helsinki - Tallin Race

Overnight


One of the most popular offshore races in Finland starts from center of  Helsinki from where competitors sail over Gulf of Finland to Tallin, Estonia.

Read more here http://helsinkitallinnarace.fi












Mera

Swan 48

ARC+ 2017

Overnight


Espen Øverland and crew made us proud winning their class in the ARC 2017 (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers). For more info, click on the links below:



About the ARC


https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/event.aspx



See the winning team


https://www.seilmagasinet.no/innhold/?article_id=49735



Blog


https://sailingmera.wordpress.com/

Komatsu Azzurro

SS34

Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race

Overnight


Over 70 yachts including 2 x 100 ' maxis and many tp52's



For the second time in three years Shane Kearns' Komatsu Azzurro has powered to overall victory in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, finishing the 2017 event in a corrected time of 3 days 1 hour 40 mins 25 seconds, 2 hours 36 mins and 23 seconds ahead of Ian Creak’s Beneteau 47.7 Ausreo in second.



Read all about it, click here




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