Spirit of Juno Returns for 2015 Caribbean 600 Yacht Race

Released on: April 22, 2014, 1:44 pm (EDT)
Industry: Sports

Taunton, UK, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Spirit of Juno is to race again. Round the world racing yacht, the Spirit of Juno, will compete in the Caribbean 600 in February 2015. She is back in the water in Antigua and is currently being refurbished and brought back to racing standard. She successfully raced round the world in the Millennium Race and since then she has completed multiple transatlantic crossings, Caribbean and UK Regattas.Now Spirit of Juno is preparing for the big Caribbean race.

A Roman goddess, Juno was daughter of Saturn and mother of Mars and Vulcan, she was warlike and a protector of the state of Rome.She has carried many an amateur racing sailor across oceans and her sound Bruce Farr design based on the Whitbread Round the World yachts plus skilled skippers has ensured Sprit of Juno has protected her crews.

Paul Jackson will skipper Spirit of Juno in the 2015 Caribbean 600 which starts on 23rd February and for the training week before the race. He runs the UK Wild Spirit race team and skippered Helsal 3, an iconic 66 footer, in last year’s Sydney to Hobart. Paul has also skippered numerous Fastnet and other major races andhelmed on ‘the Stick’, a water ballasted 66 footer when she took line Honours in the 2011 Lord Howe Island race (only annual Category 1 Ocean race from Australia). Several amateur racing sailors from his Fastnet, Sydney Hobart and Round Ireland teams will join the team.

Spirit of Juno has also completed 3 Fastnet races with ‘On Deck’ who run numerous yachts in races and charter in the UK plus Caribbean. Pete Anthony, Director of On Deck Ocean Racing says “I am delighted Spirit of Juno will be racing again, with our local knowledge and support from our Antiguan HQplus Paul’s experience, I am confident this will be an outstanding race for all on board”.

The rapid growth in popularity of the RORC Caribbean 600 race has been spectacular, it has already overtaken the Round Ireland race and it is predicted that in 5 years’ time it will have more entrants than the Sydney to Hobart. In part, the rise in popularity must be down to the outstanding hospitality shown by the Antigua Yacht Club led by Commodore John J Duffy. Perhaps it is no coincidence that skipper Paul Jackson has raced thousands of miles as part of John’s s team on his yacht Jagga.

Further info about the race from
Antigua Yacht Club ayc@yachtclub.ag
Royal Ocean Racing Club racing@rorc.org
About team Spirit of Juno from
Peter Anthony pa@ondecksailing.com
Paul Jackson info@wildspirit.co.uk

Contact-Details: Paul Jackson Consulting and Sailing Ltd.
3 Homefield
Bishops Lydeard
Web: http://www.wildspirit.co.uk/

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