North Sea Race
Posted: Thursday, 29th May 2014
The RORC North Sea Race starts tomorrow with a 180 mile course from Harwich to Scheveningen in what looks to be a predominantly light wind race.
There are five EAORA boats entered in the mainly Dutch fleet of 53 yachts with two new boats to the fleet this year, Stan Fenton’s J/120 ‘Blue-J’ and Ian Ivermee’s Sigma 33 OOD ‘Woozle Hunter’ which is the lowest rated boat in the fleet. From the RORC website "I have done the race several times before but this will be the first time in my own boat," commented Ian, who is a member of the Marconi Sailing Club. "This is the first season with the boat and I have been putting the crew together, which includes my wife and a paramedic. I doubt that we will be able to keep up with Brunel but we might try to get on her quarter wave and hitch a ride! However in all seriousness, if it is a light airs race, we could do quite well after time correction, who knows?" They are joined by Angus Bates’ J-133 ‘Assarain IV’, Ben Morris’s Swan 55 Yawl ‘Lulotte’ from West Mersea and Peter Ward’s MG 38 ‘McGregor IV’.
Best of luck to them all and you can follow their progress on the tracker by clicking on this link http://yb.tl/northsea2014#