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12 Metre World Championship: Kookaburra II and Nyala arrive in Newport

12 Metre World Championship: Kookaburra II and Nyala arrive in Newport

Last week the 12 Metre yachts Kookaburra II and Nyala arrived in Newport after their Atlantic journey from the Mediterranean sea aboard a Sevenstar transport ship, the MV Dijksgracht. Now they have a week of training to get ready for the 12 Metre Worlds starting the 8th of July.

Wiebke Bokelmann, Med - USA route manager Sevenstar, says: “Within Sevenstar, we have a profound passion for providing safe transport for delicate racing yachts on our company owned vessels. The 12 Metre yachts, with their extensive history, add yet another level to that. These mast-up transports require a lot of scrupulous preparation in order to make sure we get every detail absolutely right. To do so, we focus on working closely together with the teams and the race organisation as they know the yachts so well. It is very rewarding to see it all come together so well and be able to provide a helping hand to this historic event.”

Event Chairman Peter Gerard is looking forward to the start of the racing in a little over a week: "The town is ready, the club is ready and now with the safe arrival of yet another two famous 12 Metre yachts from Europe, the level of the competitors is phenomenal and we look forward to providing an excellent week of racing for them. We would like to thank Sevenstar Yacht Transport for the crucial mast-up transports as well as their support for the 12 Metre Worlds."

The 2019 12 Metre World Championship, which takes place in Newport, R.I. over July 8-13, 2019, is organized by the 12 Metre Americas Fleet and hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the 12 Metre Yacht Club and the International Twelve Metre Association. Competing are 21 teams from six countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway and USA). The event will be the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The largest was in Cowes, England during the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee.

Read more about the Newport Trophy Regatta or the 12 Metre Worlds: https://12mrworlds.com/


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