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Bloom Off The Rose


Bloom Off The Rose

Over the past few years I have had the privilege of including the SA readers in a number of sailing adventures which I have been fortunate to be part of through Roger and Isobel Sturgeon via Rosebud Racing. It has been a fantastic ride covering three continents and multiple venues. I have been able to include SA readers in our biggest victories at Transpac, Newport – Bermuda, Antigua, Cowes Week, Key West, Rolex rating series (AUS), Solas Big boat Challenge, San Francisco Big Boat Series, Pineapple Cup, Block Island Race and of course Sydney to Hobart.

Unfortunately, for the foreseeable future there will be no more racing adventures to tell you about. During the Middle Sea Race I wrote in the SA forum about loosing our mast shortly after we rounded Stromboli. What I did not write about was that we also damaged our hull in the steep sea state. Even though the damaged area is quite small, when it is combined with the damage totals to the mast and sails, it has been determined that it would be best to sell the STP 65 Rosebud.

Thank you to all the SA readers that have followed the Rosebud Racing regatta tour. It has been one heck of a ride. I hope that soon there will be a new racing adventure that I can write about on the SA forums. Jump in the discussion