The RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 Prizegiving was hosted by the Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, a beautiful Grenada yacht charter location, nestled in the Caribbean. Guest of honour was the Honourable Yolanda Bain-Horsford, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation of Grenada. Newly elected RORC Commodore Michael Boyd opened proceeding by thanking the Government of Grenada, Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Puerto Calero Marina, as well as Westerhall Rums for their generous support.
Jeremy Pilkington’s Baltic 78 charter yacht Lupa of London was announced as the first winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy with the best elapsed time under IRC. Class winners received an engraved crystal decanter and all competitors present received a special edition bottle of Westerhall Plantation Rum, with the insignia of the RORC Transatlantic Race.
Andrew McIrvine, RORC Admiral & Secretary General of the International Maxi Association (IMA), presented the exquisite silver IMA Line Honours Trophy and the best IMA Members’ Plaque to Fred Pilkington of Lupa of London.
Distinguished guests included; Nikoyan Roberts – Grenada Tourism Authority, RORC Chief Executive – Edward Warden Owen, Glynn Thomas – Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and Graham Williams & Nick Kingsman Westerhall Rums. After the Prize Giving a succulent barbecue buffet was appreciated by the competitors and invited guests.