Following two consecutive Overall IRC wins by JPK in the 38th (2017) and 39th (2018) edition, the anticipation was high this year. Fantastic results for the JPKs at the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race:
– 1st & 2nd IRC 5 (JPK 11.80 Courier Recommande & Sunrise) – 1st & 2nd IRC 6 (JPK 10.80 Solenn & Rossko) – 2nd & 4th IRC Overall (JPK 11.80s)
A successful redress of Maltese yacht Elusive 2 granted them a 28-minute time correction that gave them a 13-minute lead and the overall win in this iconic race. Well done & congratulations. Elusive 2 was amongst 9 other boats (including Courrier Recommande) responding to a distress call from Australian entry Blackwater after they dismasted. Most of the boats filled for redress and have been awarded a time correction.Courrier Recommende did not apply for a redress.It would have been unimaginable to have been first boat in history to realise back to back Overall victories after last years win. However, it is great to have a Maltese winner of this iconic race.
We would like to congratulate the crews of Courrier Recommande, Sunrise, Solenn & Rossko on yet another amazing result!