"KORA 6" Takes Second Place Overall in IRC B at the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean
Earlier this month the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean regatta was held at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's stunning yachting haven in Virgin Gorda, BVI. Among the entries was KORA 6 (Swan 42 BETTER THAN...) which had been chartered by the former owner of KORA 4, Enrico Scerni, and his son, Paolo. A last minute business confict arose and KORA 6 was skippered by Giacomo Fossati, the new Racing Office Manager at Nautor's Swan (ITA). KORA 6 earned three 2nds and a 4th place finish in Class B IRC to finish in 2nd Place.
Swan 42 owner, Ken Colburn, and wife, Ginny, were to charter another Swan 42 for the event, but when that boat did not make the trip, the Colburns were invited to sail aboard AFFINITY, a Swan 48 belonging to the family of Jon Desmond, who has crewed on the Colburns' Swan 42 APPARITION. After the event the Colburns enjoyed a week of cruising in the Caribbean.
Despite what seemed like a mixed bag of complications and alternative planning, clearly everyone was pleased with the end result. After all what could be better than a week or two in the Caribbean during the winter months.
Photos: Nautor's Swan / Carlo Borlenghi
Gosia and Andrzej Rojek, owners of BETTER THAN..., will race at the St. Thomas International Regatta this weekend. This is their first time at this event having competed previously as part of a crew on a Swan 45. Next, they will compete in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival before the boat makes her return trip to Newport.