Hurrah, we've won a medal!

Caramor - sailing around the world
Franco Ferrero / Kath Mcnulty
Sat 11 Feb 2017 20:40
On 10th February, a surprising e-mail pinged into our mailbox - the Ocean Cruising Club had awarded us the 2016 Rose Medal for our trip to South Georgia!

The citation:
"Rose Medal to Franco Ferrero & Kath McNulty s/v Caramor, a production Rustler 36. On 6th January 2016 Franco and Kath left the Falkland Islands for South Georgia, 800 miles east-southeast across some of the world’s most unforgiving seas. They arrived on 12th January, and explored the island for five weeks before leaving on 17th February for the passage back to the Falklands, which they reached eleven days later. During these eight weeks they encountered severe weather both at sea and at anchor – see Flying Fish 2016/2 – and dealt with other problems including a back injury. They clearly had a memorable time, as reflected by their blog and its dozens of stunning photos."

Franco is not the first Ferrero to win the Rose Medal. Steve beat him to it eleven years ago! In 2005, "Steve and Julie Ferrero with their yacht Dos Tintos won it for their 6-year circumnavigation, always double-handed from Jersey, Channel Islands. Theirs was a well-planned, well-executed voyage in the true spirit of the OCC!"