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IMA Transatlantic Race Trophy presented to I Love Poland

Andrew McIrvine, IMA Secretary General presents the team on the Polish National Foundation's VO70 I Love Poland with the magnificent silver IMA Transatlantic Trophy © Arthur Daniel

The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski was presented with the 19th century silver IMA Transatlantic Trophy by the Secretary General of the International Maxi Association, Andrew McIrvine.

RORC Racing Manager, Steve Cole welcomed special guests to the presentation at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, including Honorary Consul of Poland in Grenada, Andrew Bierzynski, and Petra Roach, Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA). Crews from Canada Ocean Racing, Teasing Machine and Jasi received gift baskets from the GTA before the entire I Love Poland crew received a standing ovation as the trophy was presented.

The International Maxi Association has always supported the RORC Transatlantic Race since its conception nine years ago.

“We started this race with the RORC and it is really impressive to see a young, enthusiastic Polish team, which is brilliantly led, win the IMA Transatlantic Trophy,” commented Andrew McIrvine. “I Love Poland won our Caribbean Series last year and this year they have come back and the boat looks immaculate. Watching her finish yesterday, she looked really fantastic. This trophy has got some incredibly famous names on it and for them to follow in what is not a new boat and what is not a high budget campaign is really impressive. The IMA hopes to encourage more Maxis to this race and for the RORC Caribbean 600 and the other races in the IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge.”

Skipper Grzegorz Baranowski proudly lifts the International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours © Arthur Daniel/RORCSkipper Grzegorz Baranowski proudly lifts the International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours © Arthur Daniel/RORC

Petra Roach, CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority congratulates and presents Canada Ocean Racing with a gift basket © Arthur Daniel/RORCPetra Roach, CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority congratulates and presents Canada Ocean Racing with a gift basket © Arthur Daniel/RORC

The whole team of Swan 115 Jasi is welcomed to Grenada by Petra Roach, CEO Grenada Tourism Authority © Arthur Daniel/RORCThe whole team of Swan 115 Jasi is welcomed to Grenada by Petra Roach, CEO Grenada Tourism Authority © Arthur Daniel/RORC

For full coverage of the RORC Transatlantic Race, including race updates and stories from the teams, follow the Royal Ocean Racing Club on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For regular updates including satellite tracking go to: www.rorctransatlantic.rorc.org

Follow the race here: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2023-fleet-tracking.html

Rush hour in the RORC Transatlantic Race

Runner-up for Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race - IMOCA Canada Ocean Racing (CAN) - Alan Roberts & Scott Shawyer © Richard Mardens/Canada Ocean Racing

Wednesday 18 January - Day 11 Update
Following the finish of Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), four more monohulls completed the RORC Transatlantic Race in the space of just nine hours. Tired, but elated, the teams have joined in the celebrations at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada.

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VIDEO: I Love Poland's takes Monohull Line Honours & winning the IMA Transatlantic Trophy

I Love Poland © Robert Hajduk

Video footage from the OBR onboard the Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), as well as arrival shots and dockside interviews in Port Louis Marina, Grenada with skipper Grzegorz Baranowski and navigator Konrad Lipski. Congratulations to the all-Polish team (nine of which are under 35) for taking Monohull Line Honours and winning the International Maxi Association's IMA Transatlantic Trophy.

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2023 RORC Transatlantic Race – Monohull Line Honours

I Love Poland at the finish of the RORC Transatlantic Race I Love Poland at the finish of the RORC Transatlantic Race © Arthur Daniel/RORC

The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Tuesday 17th January 2023 at 13:47:07UTC. I Love Poland have taken Monohull Line Honours and win the IMA Transatlantic Race Trophy.

I Love Poland Crew: Grzegorz Baranowski, Mateusz Byrski, Arkadiusz Fedusio, Adam Glogowski, Grzegorz Gozdzik, Robert Hajduk, Dominik Janowczyk, Pacyfik Koseski, Konrad Lipski, Borys Michniewicz, Bartosz Nowicki, Filip Pietrzak, Patryk Richter, Jakub Surowiec.

A full report will follow.

Dockside celebration for I Love Poland © Arthur Daniel/RORC  Dockside celebration for the I Love Poland crew © Arthur Daniel/RORC

RORC Transatlantic Race – Multihull Line Honours

Multihull Line Honour winners Maserati © Arthur Daniel

Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Friday 13th January 2023 at 19:46:26UTC. Maserati Multi70 elapsed time sets a new Multihull Race Record for the RORC Transatlantic Race of 5 days 5 hours 46 mins 26 secs.

Maserati Multi70 Crew: Giovanni Soldini, Guido Broggi, Matteo Soldini, Oliver Herrera Perez, Francesco Pedol, Lucas Valenza-Troubat and Francesco Malingri.

 

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