Six Transpac 52 race yachts are being loaded onto a ship in Palma de Mallorca today, along with support containers, chase boats and even a van. Additional cargo includes containers and chase boats for race yachts taking part in the Rolex Capri Sailing Week.
The TP52's, which include Phoenix, the newest boat in the TP fleet, will be discharged to the water in Naples and will sail / motor to The Island of Capri. The other cargo will be transferred to a motoraized barge on Monday 12th and will be ferried across the 20 mile stretch of water between the mainland and the island.
A recent message of thanks from the Captain of TP 52 Vesper pays testament to the hard work of our Loadmasters, and we are happy to say that we were able to schedule Shane to reload the yachts today.
"Shane did a fantastic job managing everything, especially the Stevedores. I am not sure what his schedule looks like but it would be great if we could get him back for the loading where there will be even more boats, containers and chase boats.
Hope you have a good Easter, see you in a couple of weeks!"
Racing in Capri starts on the 18th May and we wish all competitors the best of luck.