Benedikt Clauberg’s First 47.7 Kali, owned by the Swiss Ocean Racing Club and skippered by Corinne Wirth, completed the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, finishing on Thursday 13th December in an elapsed time of 19 days 2 hrs 18 mins and 4 secs.
The six crew, led by Benedikt Clauberg and Corinne Wirth, with Martin Weber, Hans Peter Berger, Jessica Richardson and Kyriakos Spiliopoulos were happy to finally hear the words “Welcome to Grenada!” as they crossed the finish line and headed for the dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina.
Marina Manager Charlotte Bonin had the beer on ice and Nikoyan Roberts from the Grenada Tourism Authority greeted the team with a gift basket of Grenadian goods, including their world famous chocolates and highly prized rum.
The 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race starts on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
Full results: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/results/2018-results.html
Photographs from the race can be found here: http://gallery.rorc.org/v/2018/rorc-transatlantic-race/
Updates, photos and video on: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalOceanRacingClub/
Videos: YouTube RORC Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaDY-bl-fbDmzNK2gyFmATU6Qx6Kds9yx