Admiral's Cup 2003
Don Genitempo a long time supporter of the AC and former United States winning team manager, gave enthusiastic backing to the choice of the IMS 600 class in his capacity as chairman of the ISAF Offshore Classes sub-committee. "The class provides a large existing base of active yachts from which to form a team and, being a dual purpose production yacht, entry into the class is easy and affordable," said Genitempo.
He added that he had identified over 270 yachts eligible for inclusion in the class and noted that IMS 600 fleets are currently organised in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Scandanavia with the process also underway in Germany, Holland and South America.
Below (left to right): RORC Commodore Peter Rutter, Racing Manager Janet Grosvenor and Irish Minister for Marine and Natural Resources, Frank Fahey, TD