1st in Three Peaks Yacht Race!

Apollo Sails gennakerCongratulations to Team Rio with owner/skipper Joost, who have won the 38th Three Peaks Yacht Race from Barmouth Wales to Fort William in Scotland and become the second Dutch crew to claim the prestigious Daily Telegraph Trophy! Joost is racing a J-120 with a huge orange gennaker (165m2) from Apollo Sails. Joost: “We never believed we could win it! We had to take a lot of risks as we knew Wight Rose (competitor) was so fast. Last night we had 26 knots of wind on our 165 square metres of kite! It is such a fantastic race. So challenging and such a good course in amazing scenery and the whole organisation is fantastic, with all the facilities and the volunteers. What a wonderful race.”

Congrats Joost! Up to next year. Hopefully the new made reaching gennaker will help too 🙂

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