Less than a month has passed since the 56th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race. 30 teams from 8 regions have signed up for the event, including a two-parent paternity. The team that played.
Philippe Grelon is a senior offshore racer. Since coming to Hong Kong, he has participated in all the classic blue ocean regattas organized by the Hong Kong Yacht Club, including the ‘Rolex China Sea Regatta’ in 2014 and 2016. At that time he played in the IRC2 class with the Anteros 36 Krampus, and successfully competed in the IRC2 class. Won 2nd and 7th in the group stage. In the ‘1993 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Sailing Race’, he also won the 3rd and 10th in the group with the Adams50 CollexOnyx; in the 2014 competition, he joined the famous French team Captain Lionel Péan drove the Beneteau 53f5 Kyote FrenchLine and took second place in the group stage. In December 2006, Philippe sailed the SunOdyssey Type 47 Tuatahi (formerly Johan II) from Taipei to Hong Kong and successfully broke the record set by Dame Ellen MacArthur’s 23m trimaran B & Q with a difference of 1 hour, 5 minutes and 50 seconds.
Osmas and Philippe Grelon Photo Credit: RHKYC / NaomiRebecca
In this tournament, Philippe will play for the first time with his 23-year-old son Cosmas in a double father and son file. In the last session, NickSouthward and Barry Hayes also participated in the doubles. They drove Nick’s J109 WhiskeyJack in 3rd place in the IRC2 level and ranked 21st overall.
Grand Opening (2016 Rolex China Sea Regatta) Image source: © Rolex / DanielForster
Cosmas has extensive experience in driving small sailing boats. He studied sailing at Baishawan Yacht Club and Aberdeen Yacht Club. The youth achievements have been impressive. The brilliant achievements include: the 2011 Junior World Championship RS500 class champion and the 2012 Asian Sailing Championship 29er class champion. Cosmas is no stranger to offshore races. He once played the role of ReichelPugh51 PrimitiveCool in the “Rolex Sydney to Hobart Sailing Race 2015” and successfully finished fourth in the field. He is currently the sailing instructor of Shenzhen Wanhang Sail Boat.
In addition to having rich sailing experience, the two fathers and sons also experienced many thrilling things during the sailing: in the 2013 Hong Kong to Vietnam competition, they successfully helped save 10 crew members on the Sydney GTS43 Walawala 2 of SteveManning At that time, the ship lost its rudder and began to enter the water.
The father and son will play the Pogo 10.5 Aya. Philippe Cotillon once participated in the ‘2010 Rolex China Sea Regatta’ with the Aya, but unfortunately encountered no wind before the line and was forced to withdraw from the race.
When asked about Mrs. Grelon’s views on the fight between her father and son, she said: ‘I am very happy. They are all excellent sailors. I wish them all the best.’
In preparation for the “Rolex China Sea Regatta”, the two fathers and sons will participate in a 200 nautical mile qualifying race and will require first aid and survival training at sea.
When asked about their division of labor, Philippe said: ‘Cosmas will be responsible for the meals, and I will be responsible for maintenance (if needed). We all need to control the sailing direction, adjust the sails, and eat and sleep on board; expect The autopilot will work normally. ‘
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