After just missing out on a win in 2022, yesterday owner and YCCS member Peter Dubens - together with tactician Nick Rogers and the rest of the crew – were able to claim victory in the Bay of Naples. Thanks to an excellent performance on the final day of racing, North Star knocked Proteus, owned by George Sakellaris, off the top spot to become European Champions.
The IMA Maxi European Championship was organised by the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRVI) in collaboration with the International Maxi Association.
North Star got off to an excellent start, triumphing at the Tre Golfi regatta the previous weekend. After a disappointing day on the Monday for all the former Maxi 72 boats, where the weather conditions favoured the smaller competitors, North Star put in a series of consistent performances. "It was the English weather - I loved it!" commented Dubens.
In addition to Dubens, Cannonball owned by YCCS members Dario Ferrari, also took the third spot on the podium.
Congratulations from the YCCS on these excellent results.