Sunrise skipper pushes for sun to rise

The intent and execution of the Royal Malta Yacht Club while hosting the 42nd edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race were at odds in their quest to provide safe competition for the 114 entrants which started the 606nm course that circumnavigates Sicily, starting and finishing in Malta.

What began with a dream forecast for the start on October 23 ended in drama that should have every race organizer assessing their race instructions to ensure the options they choose are understood and without conflict.

Scuttlebutt has provided an account of the race (click here), a statement from the host club (click here), and below we have the statement from Tom Kneen, Skipper of the JPK 1180 Sunrise which was poised to claim the overall win before things went pear-shaped:

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