Second round of prize giving!

DSCN3555An evening of merriment was held for the three sailors who missed the Line Honours Reception and were unable to collect their medals. Krystian Szypka, Mervyn Wheatley and Peter Crowther were welcomed warmly by a mixed crowd of Newport Yacht Club regulars, Commodores of both the NYC and RWYC, the Race Office team and both OSTAR and Bermuda 1-2 competitors.

Nico Budel and Asia Pajkowska

Nico Budel of sec.Hayai presented Asia Pajkowska with a small trophy in recognition of her amazing sailing accomplishments and the fact that she was the only female competitor to make the start of this year’s race. Asia has had a busy sailing year having already completed three transatlantic passages, she has set sail once again with her husband Alec, eastward bound and heading home for Poland.