I Love Poland yacht won her first regatta – St. Maarten Heineken Regatta! Polish yachtsmen led by skipper Jarosław Kaczorowski finished first in their class in real‑time outpacing its competition. I Love Poland yacht is a part of a project of the same name created by the Polish National Foundation.
The crew had been training intensely in the last days of February to reach top efficiency for their first race. Many months of preparations led them to victory.
“Our sailors trained hard. It’s a great privilege to be a part of the team, which managed to take line honours already in its racing debut. I LOVE POLAND is a training project, so the very participation in the race was already a huge challenge. I’m happy that the Polish National Foundation decided to carry it out. The effects of the trainings are already visible in the form of our first victory, which we will bring home,” said Darek Pękala, Sailing Projects Adviser, the Polish National Foundation. “This is how the future of the Polish yacht racing is built,” he added.
The Polish crew is composed of: Jarosław Kaczorowski, Grzegorz Baranowski, Zbigniew Gutkowski, Jakub Marciniak, Jan Chudzik, Adam Kominek, Maksymilian Pawłowski, Bartosz Nowicki, Marek Gałkiewicz, Jacek Piasecki, Maciej Gnatowski, Darek Pękala and Bartosz Biliński.
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is still going on. Next races will soon take place in Havana and Miami. On their way back from America, the crew will visit New York. We shall inform about the details of I Love Poland’s next starts in subsequent press releases.
Polish National Foundation