Trophies galore for Roschier Baltic Sea Race
The overall winner of the Roschier Baltic Sea Race will be the boat that scores the best corrected time under the IRC Rating Rule. Trophies will also be presented for Line Honours Monohull, Line Honours Multihull, plus special trophies. RORC medallions will also be presented in the usual tradition at the RORC Annual Dinner later in the year in London for each class and division.
Baltic Trophy - Overall Winner under IRC
Originally presented by Alan and Susan Green for a long distance race to Bayona. After leaving his post as RORC Racing Manager, Alan Green was involved in a great deal of race management in the Baltic. Alan is delighted that the Baltic Trophy is being used for the Roschier Baltic Sea Race.
In conjunction with the Baltic Trophy a special prize from official race supporter, the Finnish green energy generation provider Remoran will present a Wave 3 Hydrogenerator to the overall winner under IRC. Further information about Remoran’s Hydrogenerator technology can be found at https://remoran.eu/wave3.html
Bobby Lowein Wheel - Monohull Line Honours
Presented to the RORC by Mrs R Lowein in 1981, the trophy was a highly regarded award for past performance racing classes in the Fastnet Race. Bobby Lowein was a well-known navigator who raced with Sir Max Aitken. Bobby was a real character and at the time a wooden wheel was an unusual trophy, which reflected his demeanour! Previous winners of the trophy include world famous Maxi yachts: Rothmans, Alexia, Longobarda and Leopard. The Bobby Lowein Wheel has been lovingly cherished at the RORC, waiting for a prestigious race to suit its significance - The Roschier Baltic Sea Race.
Joliette Trophy - Multihull Line Honours
Presented to the RORC in 1958 by Freddie Morgan and his crew, originally for the winner of the race between Britain and Scandinavia. In 1955 when Freddie was on the RORC Committee he wrote to the Committee and said: “I have seen a provisional offer of the use of an ‘electronic brain’ for working out ratings and preparing analyses etc,” By the start of the 1966 racing season all RORC ratings were calculated by computer! He would have been amazed at where the electronic world is now, but delighted that his trophy lives on.
A new youth trophy will also be presented for the 2022 race highlighting the great involvement that young sailors play in the sport of offshore racing. A large number of youth crews are sailing on board boats in the Roschier Baltic Sea Race, including: Boudragon, I Love Poland, Stortebeker and Tokka-Lotta, among others.
Further information and to follow the Roschier Baltic Sea Race please go to: http://www.rorc.org/baltic-sea-race