Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with me and Sämi can do so through my personal blog.



RORC Season's Points Championship Glittering Finale - 2015 Winners Announced

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Record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race fleet converges at The Needles before heading out into the English Channel © Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

 RORC Yacht of the Year:

Azzam, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Volvo Ocean 65, Ian Walker (GBR/UAE)

2015 RORC Season's Points Championship Winner:
Courrier Du Leon, JPK 10.80, Géry Trentesaux (FRA)

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this year's RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving will take place later this month in the spectacular setting of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. Prize winners, competitors, crews, members and guests will be out of their foul weather gear, spruced up for the black tie dinner and awards ceremony.

The 2015 RORC Season's Points Championship is the world's largest and arguably most competitive offshore yacht racing series. Over nine months, 13 races have been organised for 579 yachts with over 3,000 miles of racing in European and Caribbean locations. The RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving is the 'Oscars Ceremony' of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The sailors, the setting and the occasion will make for a truly memorable evening.

RORC Yacht of the Year
Ian Walker, the first British skipper to win the Volvo Ocean Race will be presenting the prizes, bar one. The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Walker, has been awarded the RORC Yacht of the Year. Winning the Volvo Ocean Race in a one-design boat, competing against equally experienced sailors over nine gruelling legs with conditions ranging from calm to storm force, has been recognised by the RORC Committee as a truly outstanding achievement and a worthy winner of the Somerset Memorial Trophy.

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Ian Walker at the helm of Azzam, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo 65
Credit: Rick Tomlinson/

RORC Season's Points Championship Winner
Géry Trentesaux, campaigning his latest Courrier, a brand new JPK 10.80, Courrier Du Leon has also had an astounding year, culminating in winning one of the most sought after trophies in offshore yacht racing: The Fastnet Challenge Cup for the outright winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race. For his achievements this year Trentesaux will add a further seven trophies to the bulging cabinet which includes the Jazz Trophy for best yacht in IRC Overall, the Grenade Goblet as winner of IRC Three and the Corinthian Meritorious Award.

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2015 RORC Seasons' Points Championship winner and lifting the IRC Three trophy along with five other trophies-
Géry Trentesaux's JPK 10.80 - Credit: Paul Wyeth/

IRC Canting Keel
Mikey Ferguson's Open 60, Artemis Ocean Racing has had a tremendous season battling mainly with another Open 60, Rosalba. With five race wins and line honours achievements in many of the races, Mikey and crew romped home to win IRC Canting Keel.

IRC Zero
Piet Vroon's Ker 51, Tonnerre 4 and Windward Sailing's Farr 60, Venomous dominated IRC Zero. Tonnerre 4's outstanding performance to take second place in class for the heavily weighted Rolex Fastnet Race being the difference. Piet and the team will be awarded the Europeans Cup for the best yacht in IRC Zero.

In IRC One it came down to the Cherbourg Race, the last of the domestic season to decide the winner of the championship. After a top ten class result in his 17th Fastnet Race, past RORC Commodore, Mike Greville will collect the Trenchemer Cup for Ker 39, Erivale III, the best yacht out of 118 entries in IRC One, narrowly beating Vice Commodore, Steven Anderson sailing his Corby 40, Cracklin Rosie into second place.

Vincent Willemart and Eric Van Campenhout's MC34, Azawakh will lift the Emily Verger Plate as winners of IRC Two, which was one of the most competitive classes racing in the championship. Azawakh only managed one race victory all season, but their consistent performance and a second in class for the Rolex Fastnet Race secured her class victory ahead of three boats that all finished within a point of one another: Patrick Ponchelet in Eception with 471 points, Peter Newlands in Anticipation with 470.8 points and RORC Admiral, Andrew McIrvine in La Réponse with 470 points.

IRC Three
IRC Three was dominated not only by the new JPK designs, but also the French, with the top four being based just across the English Channel. Géry Trentesaux's Courrier Du Leon was victorious in class, followed by her sister ship, Arnaud Delamere and Eric Mordret's Dream Pearls. Third place went to 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race winner, Pascal Loison in his JPK 10.10, Night and Day and fourth, the very well travelled JPK10.10, Raging Bee. Louis-Marie Dussere followed up the Transquadra in January with the RORC Caribbean 600 in February, before returning to show very well in IRC Three and win the IRC Two-Handed Division for a second successive year.

IRC Four
In IRC Four, Noel Racine's JPK 10.10, Foggy Dew made the podium on five occasions, winning three races in class to win the Cowland Trophy for the third consecutive year. Noel and his team were pushed hard all the way by Jonathan Rolls in his Swan SR 38, Xara (top Swan in the championship winning the Arambalza Swan Cup) and the 1934 S & S classic yawl, Stormy Weather of Cowes owned by Christopher Spray. Christopher wins the Freddie Morgan Trophy for top Classic Yacht in IRC for boats built before 1974.

Two-Handed Division
Over 100 yachts raced Two-Handed in the 2015 RORC Season's Points Championship and Louis-Marie Dussere's JPK 10.10, Raging Bee won the class despite being beaten in IRC Three by Pascal Loison's Night and Day, fellow Cherbourg-based Two-Handers. Raging Bee triumphed in the Two-Handed division due to competitors being spread across the classes.

The MOCRA Multihull Class has produced some fantastic competition across a number of the races and despite being slightly smaller, heavier and some might say more comfortable than some of her rivals, Peter Aschenbrenner's Nigel Irens 63ft Trimaran, Paradox has won the class from Lloyd Thornburg's record breaking MOD 70, Phaedo3 and Tony Lawson's MOD 70, Concise 10 skippered by Ned Collier-Wakefield.

Also from Tony Lawson's Team Concise came the top two boats in the Class40 Division. Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger narrowly beating Concise 2 skippered by Phillippa Hutton-Squire.

This year's winning teams come from six different countries; Belgium; France; Great Britain; The Netherlands; United Arab Emirates and USA. 19 yachts will be awarded with trophies, including the Dennis P Miller Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance by a British Yacht Overseas; this year awarded to the J24, Il Riccio for winning the J24 World Championship. Other trophies reward consistent high performance, youth in offshore racing, seamanship and assistance rendered to other vessels during racing.

The full list trophies and winners is below or click HERE

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Winner of IRC Canting Keel class - Mikey Ferguson's Open 60, Artemis Ocean Racing (GBR)
Credit: Rick Tomlinson/

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Europeans Cup for the best yacht in IRC Zero: Piet Vroon's Tonnerre 4 (NED) Credit: Paul Wyeth/

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Mike Greville's Ker 39, Erivale III, the best yacht out of 118 entries in IRC One Credit: Paul Wyeth/ 

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Winners of IRC Two - Vincent Willemart and Eric Van Campenhout's MC34, Azawakh Credit: Rolex/Daniel Forster

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Noel Racine's JPK 10.10, Foggy Dew, triumphant in IRC Four

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Winners of the Two-Handed division - Louis-Marie Dussere's JPK 10.10, Raging Bee (FRA) Credit: Paul Wyeth/

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MOCRA winner: Peter Aschenbrenner's Nigel Irens 63ft Trimaran, ParadoxParadox Credit: Transatlantic Race 2015/Daniel Forster

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Tony Lawson's Team Concise took the top top two boats in the Class40 division, led by Concise 8, skippered by Jack TriggerConcise 8 Credit: Paul Wyeth/

Season's Points Championship Class Trophies
Tonnerre 4 (NED)
Piet Vroon
Europeans Cup
IRC Zero
Erivale III (GBR)
Michael Greville
Trenchemer Cup
Azawakh (BEL)
Vincent Willemart & Eric Van Campenhout
Emily Verger Plate
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Grenade Goblet
IRC Three
Foggy Dew (FRA)
Noel Racine
Cowland Trophy
IRC Four
Raging Bee (FRA)
Louis-Marie Dussere
Psipsina Trophy
Two-Handed Class
Persephone of London (GBR)
Nigel Goodhew
Orlanda/Watts Aquadanca Trophy
For the Sigma 38 with the highest Season's Points
Jolene II (GBR)
Philip Nelson
J/109 RORC Trophy
For the J/109 with the highest score from her best five points races including the Rolex Fastnet Race
Artemis Ocean Racing (GBR)
Artemis Ocean Racing
Canting Keel
Paradox (USA)
Peter Aschenbrenner
Concise 8 (GBR)
Tony Lawson
Concise Trophy
Class 40
Season's Points Championship Trophies - IRC
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Jazz Trophy
IRC Overall
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Arnaud Aubry
Keith Ludlow Trophy
Navigator of the IRC Overall Yacht
Incisor (GBR)
Cowes Race School
David Fayle Memorial Cup
Best Sailing School Yacht
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Serendip Trophy
Best Series produced yacht
British Soldier (GBR)
Army Sailing Association
Haylock Cup
Best British Service Yacht
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Stradivarius Trophy
Best Overseas Yacht
Xara (GBR)
Jonathan Rolls
Arambalza Swan Cup
Best Swan
Diablo-J (GBR)
Nick Martin
Alan Paul Trophy
Consistent High Performance
Special Awards
Azzam (UAE)
Ian Walker
Somerset Memorial Trophy
Yacht of the Year
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Asuage Trophy for RORC Members
RORC member Best IRC overall from Cherbourg + 3 from Cervantes, Morgan Cup, Myth of Malham and St Malo
Artemis Ocean Racing (GBR)
Artemis Ocean Racing
Highwayman Cup
Best Elapsed time of an IRC yacht in Cervantes, Morgan Cup, St Malo and Cherbourg
Artemis Ocean Racing (GBR)
Robin Elsey
Duncan Munro Kerr Youth Challenge Trophy
Between 15 & 25 on 1st Jan 2015 with most RORC miles in current season and yacht is in top three of class.
Artemis Ocean Racing (GBR)
Artemis Ocean Racing
Peter Harrison Youth Trophy
Highest points score from any 3 offshore Races where at least 33% of crew were under 25 on 1st Jan 2015
Il Riccio
Dennis P Miller Memorial Trophy
British Yacht Overseas
Seamanship Trophy
Outstanding act of seamanship
Stormy Weather Of Cowes (GBR)
Christopher Spray
Freddie Morgan Trophy
Classic Yacht in IRC
Noonmark VI (GBR)
Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy
The Pera Awards
Giving Redress
Courrier Du Leon (FRA)
Géry Trentesaux
Corinthian Meritorious Award
Outstanding Performance
** not awarded at this time


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