The 11th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series will be with the Harold Cudmore who hails from Cork, Ireland. In the 1970s Cudmore was one of the first sailors to travel the world to compete at international yachting events, especially match racing.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) announce further changes to some of its key events during June and July as the season progresses and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
The 10th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series will be with Ian Walker, re-living tragedy and triumph in the Olympics, America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. Since 2017 Ian has been the Director of Racing for the RYA, Ian shares his thoughts on the shape of sailing post-lockdown.
Kurt Arrigo won the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year for this epic shot of superyacht Nilaya, showing the reflection of the island of Capri on her hull at twilight: "This picture was taken during the 2012 Rolex Volcano Race”, explains Kurt. "The weather had been bad all day, but the sun suddenly came out for a short while. We were leaving the area but I asked the pilot of the helicopter to fly back briefly over the leading boat; that's when I took this photograph."
About Kurt Arrigo
Growing up in Malta surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Kurt Arrigo’s lifelong passions for the ocean and photography developed from a young age. Merging his spirit of adventure with his passion for sailing and scuba diving, he quickly gained a reputation as a distinguished underwater and marine photographer.
A commission to document the 1992 America’s Cup catapulted him onto the global stage, and heralded the start of a path that would see Kurt also become one of the world’s most eminent yachting and sports photographers.
From the Mediterranean to the Galapagos, to the Himalayas, remote South Pacific, and icy waters of Norway, Kurt’s majestic images capture the world’s natural beauty from above and below the ocean’s surface. As a commercial photographer, he is in his element documenting international sporting events and working for prestigious global brands and clients. With a career in visual storytelling spanning over 30 years, Kurt’s professional accolades include the title of official photographer for Rolex Yachting Events covering yearly events for the past 18 years, such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Rolex Fastnet Race, TP World Championships, Maxi Worlds and the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
Kurt’s passion for underwater photography won him the honour of his underwater images being featured on the walls of the Rolex Oscars Green Room for the 2019 Perpetual Planet Campaign. Kurt remains based in Malta, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He spends his leisure time diving, sailing, biking, running and swimming, and supports charitable organisations focused on marine conservation.
“This was an Incredible day,” recalls award-winning photographer, Carlo Borlenghi of Alinghi’s transportation across the Alps in 2009 for the 2010 America’s Cup campaign.
Brad Butterworth will be lifting the lid on fascinating stories from the America’s Cup, Steinlager II and a special feature on Rambler 88 in the 9th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Lockdown series of interviews.
Brad Butterworth has competed in seven editions of the America’s Cup in the afterguard, winning the America’s Cup four times in succession. Butterworth’s winning streak of 16 consecutive races is unequalled. Butterworth was watch captain for Peter Blake’s Steinlager II, winning all six legs of the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. In recent year’s Butterworth has been tactician on George David’s Maxi Rambler 88, taking line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Middle Sea Race, and both line honours and the race record for the RORC Caribbean 600.
Louay Habib interviews Brad Butterworth for an hour-long show featuring: pictures, videos and stories from a phenomenal career. Tune in on Friday 29 May 1700 BST at www.facebook.com/RoyalOceanRacingClub/.
Exceptional weather conditions resulted in the 2014 edition of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race becoming an astonishing record-breaking edition!
“The Jameson Whiskey picture has become a bit of an icon,” says photographer Rick Tomlinson. “I took the shot at the 1987 Irish Admiral’s Cup trials off Howth.
Sam Davies first big adventure was as part of Tracy Edwards crew for the 1998 Jules Verne Record attempt. Ahead of the record, the catamaran Royal Sun Alliance was dismasted in the Southern Ocean. It took 16 days with no outside assistance to make landfall.
Ian ‘Soapy’ Moore hails from Northern Ireland but has lived in Cowes, Isle of Wight for many years. As a navigator, Ian has a highly impressive record with big event wins literally running off the page.