9 teams registered for Commodore's CupWith the 1 July deadline for the Rolex Commodore's Cup now passed the Royal Ocean Racing Club have now confirmed receipt of nine 3-boat team challenges for this year's event. The teams taking from 11-18 August in Cowes are:
"The efforts of the RORC's Race Management team have helped increase the level of international support and we are pleased to see countries like France and Holland putting very competitive challenges forward. We are aware of two further team entries representing the Commonwealth and Sail for Europe and we are waiting for the formal notification from the respective organising bodies to confirm that they meet the requirements of the Notice of Race before recognising their entry. Ideally, therefore we will have at least eleven teams and we would hope that this number may increase even further before full details of all entries have to be lodged by July 19th," commented Peter Wykeham-Martin, General Manager of the RORC.
There is still a strong possibility of a late Spanish entry which would take the fleet size to nearly 40 yachts. This would make the 2002 Rolex Commodores' Cup one of the best since the regatta's inception in 1992, and one of the largest 3-boat team events in recent years.