When the PUMA Ocean Racing team crossed the finish line of the Transatlantic Race 2011, they were thrilled. Light winds on the final day caused them to inch towards the end, and the sound of the horn came as a relief. Little did they know they would walk away with four trophies.
At the race prizegiving ceremony in Cowes, England, last night, PUMA’s Mar Mostro skipper Ken Read was on hand to accept the awards. The Queen’s Cup, the trophy for the IRC Overall winner, was presented to Read by Britain’s Princess Royal. The PUMA crew was also honored with the Cape May Trophy for the win in IRC Class 1, the New York Yacht Club’s top yacht trophy, and the team trophy from the Storm Trysail Club, which is awarded to the top team in the race. PUMA’s Mar Mostro joined Snow Lion (skipper Lawrence Huntington) as a two-boat team.
Photo: PUMA's Mar Mostro skipper Ken Read is presented the New York Yacht Club’s top yacht trophy from Robert Towse, Jr., commodore of the New York Yacht Club, during the Transatlantic Race 2011 prizegiving ceremony. 9 August 2011; Cowes, England. PHOTO: Paul Wyeth.
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