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The 'I Love Poland' racing yacht, based in Gdynia, is expected to make its debut in Britain’s Ocean City

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Plymouth has been selected as the perfect geographical ‘pit-stop’ for the crew, who are en-route to their winter training base in Lisbon

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A group of Polish sailors will be spreading the message about their country’s cultural and sporting achievements on a visit to Plymouth this week.

The “I Love Poland” racing yacht, based in Gdynia, is expected to make its debut in Britain’s Ocean City on Tuesday or Wednesday. Gdynia in Poland and Plymouth are twinned.

The crew are on their way to a winter training base in Lisbon, before heading across the Atlantic in February for a series of races.

In May next year the yacht will attempt to break the record of 6 days, 22hr and 8 minutes from Newport, Rhode Island, to Lizard Point in Cornwall. They will then stop off in Plymouth on their way to race in Sweden.

The crew, whose ages range from 21-52, are skippered by experienced competitive sailor Jaroslaw Kaczorowski.

Mr Kaczorowski has taken part in a number of high level races including The Race 2000 and Mini Transat 2006. The crew are also supported by Grzegorz Baranowski who is the current Vice World Champion in ORC (Offshore Racing Congress) and a previous World Champion in match racing.

What is the 'I Love Polard' yacht?

The yacht is VO70 footer, originally built in New England in 2011-2012 for the Volvo Ocean Race

The ‘I Love Poland’ yacht – a VO70 footer built in New England in 2011-2012 for the Volvo Ocean Race – is an educational and sporting project funded by the Polish National Foundation. The project aims to support young Polish sailors who are launching an international competitive sailing career, particularly in ocean regattas and to promote Polish sailing worldwide.

Filip Rdesinski, chairman of the Polish National Foundation Board said: “I am thrilled that I Love Poland, the yacht that is traveling around the world to promote our country, has called at Plymouth, the first foreign port on its international voyage.

“It was no accident that we chose this beautiful English city and port to stage our event. Plymouth is home to plenty of Polish highlights. It is a sister city to Gdynia, the first port built by the newly independent Polish state, and the hometown of our skipper and four crew members”.

What are they doing here?

While in Plymouth the crew will undertake educational visits and promotional events to promote Polish sailing and culture to a wider audience.

The week-long visit will see presentations to local schools, young sailors and cadets.

There are also talks about Polish history and culture by historian Martin Hazell and Patrick Ney at the Royal William Yard’s Ocean Studios on Friday. The crew will host a series of organised open deck visits in their berth at the Mayflower Marina.

The crew, whose ages range from 21-52 years, are skippered by experienced, competitive sailor Jarosław Kaczorowski

Charles Bush, MD of Mayflower Marina said: “Over recent years we have forged links with a number of Polish sailors and most notably this year, Szymon Kuczynski returned to Mayflower Marina in May following his record breaking 270 day, solo, non-stop circumnavigation in his 23ft yacht Atlantic Puffin.

"In September, Polish skipper Asia (Joanna) Pajkowska set sail from Mayflower Marina in her 40ft yacht Fanfan on a solo non-stop circumnavigation. If successful, Asia will be the first female Polish sailor to complete this voyage, and she’ll cover at least 21,000 nautical miles and will be at sea for around 200-220 days!

"Whilst ‘I LOVE POLAND’ is berthed at Mayflower Marina there will opportunities for local school children and members of the Polish community to visit the boat and celebrate the particular relationship between Plymouth and Poland. We are very pleased to play our part in facilitating the visit.”

As part of the yacht’s visit to Plymouth, Polish Ambassador for the UK, Arkady Rzegocky and Filip Rdesinski, chairman of the Polish National Foundation Board will join yacht skipper Jaroslaw Kaczorowski in laying wreaths at the RAF and Allied Forces Monument and Polish Navy Memorial Plaque on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday.

Polish Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki said: “I am so pleased that in this special year of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence we can celebrate our maritime history in the city of Plymouth – a sister city of the port of Gdynia. It is here that the Polish Navy ships were based during the Second World War, fighting alongside their British comrades.

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Flying the flag for Poland

Two young Polish leaders have scored some inspiring victories in major offshore regattas, beating world class teams with far bigger budgets

Bang for buck, it’s hard to think of a big boat project that scores more highly than I Love Poland. The VO70 that was originally constructed for US skipper Ken Read’s Puma campaign in the Volvo Ocean Race, Mar Mostro is now enjoying a fulfilling second life as the 70-foot platform for an extremely successful and well-run tour of the offshore racing circuit. And a lot more besides.

Earlier this year, the young Polish crew sailed I Love Poland to line honours and IRC Super Zero class victory in the RORC Transatlantic Race. It’s just the latest in a long list of achievements, such as winning line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Gotland Runt and the Roschier Baltic Sea Race.

The project is spearheaded by two ambitious 27-year-old Poles, Maciej Patoka and Konrad Lipski. Patoka is the business brain, the man who brings it all together on shore. Lipski is the navigator on the boat, and the one who coordinates the sailing team and helps point the boat and the project in the right direction on the water.

The project has come a long way from its beginnings in 2018 and its purpose and direction have taken a few different turns too. ‘The original aim was to promote Poland abroad,’ Lipski says. ‘The Polish National Foundation financed the purchase of a state-of-the-art third generation Volvo Open 70, and the project began in September 2018. The boat was sailed across the Atlantic to Miami to act as a promotional platform for Poland.

‘I got involved at the end of 2018 but I could see that the project was struggling with a clear purpose. Because of course, it's an amazing boat, amazing for racing, but also very demanding as well. I grew up racing in Optimist, 29ers, 49ers, so for me, it's it was always about the racing, about making the boat go fast. So together with Maciej Patoka in cooperation with Polish National Foundation, we decided to shift the focus of the project to participating in prestigious regattas worldwide, which of course also indirectly helps with the broader goal of promoting the country.’ Today, they point out three separate, but connected, goals of the project.

The training and educational aspect of I Love Poland emerged organically out of the original project but has now become a core part of the programme. ‘Usually at the end of an Olympic campaign or at the end of your dinghy racing career, there are two choices in a country like Poland: become a coach or just quit sailing and go to another industry,’ Maciej Patoka says.

‘For me, to jump on board a boat like a VO70 was just a dream,’ Lipski adds, but how do you make that experience more than a oneoff? How do you turn it into a lifelong career in the marine industry? That’s what we’re aiming to achieve with I Love Poland.’

The programme encourages applications from young Polish sailors. In its first four years, I Love Poland has received more than 1,100 applications from people with very different backgrounds Some, like Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Agnieszka Skrzypulec, bring a lot of experience from other backgrounds, while others are far less decorated. Lipski says the overriding factor they’re looking for is a willingness to learn and put in the hard work to improve.

‘We’re very proud of our team members, and I’m not only talking about current ones, but about everyone who joined the team at any stage of the project. We can see that most of them use this opportunity to boost their careers. To give even more value to our sailors, we organise multiple pieces of training and courses like Sea Survival, Medical, SRC, PADI Diving, RYA Yachtmaster and many more, so besides being great sailors, they get many useful skills that are wanted at the market’.

Lipski says the second goal is take part in what he describes as “iconic” events. ‘Events such as the major RORC competitions, the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Rolex Middle Sea Race. To line up against famous boats like Comanche and Rambler is really exciting. We had a great race against Pyewacket in the Caribbean 600, and events like these give us an amazing opportunity to build a training program for young sailors, and to compete alongside full-time professionals.’

‘The third goal,’ says Patoka, ‘is the promotional aspect of the campaign. For example, if you’re winning the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the main newspaper in Malta is running a big photo of the boat with a huge I Love Poland logo on the spinnaker, that’s much better publicity than anything you could hope to achieve by organising your own promotional event.’

That said, winning line honours does also make it easier to make an impact when you hold an event, such as the team did in Malta. ‘We organised the event with the Polish embassy in Malta, and we invited the ambassador and other residents in Malta with Polish citizenship to visit the boat. So sometimes you can make a big impact with a huge amount of effort and a small budget. Whether we’re in Malta or New York or anywhere with a strong Polish community, we always like to connect with people around the world.’

The team organised a similar event in Helsinki before the start of the Baltic Sea Race, again meeting people with connections to Poland. ‘The Polish embassy was also providing support for a group of refugees from Ukraine and they asked us if we could help. So we had something like 50 Ukrainians join us, and I think it was an amazing experience for them,’ says Lipski. ‘Particularly for the 10-year-olds. I think being on the boat was a nice distraction from thinking about all they had been through in the early months of the war [with Russia]’.

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Aside from building international relations, I Love Poland is also helping put a spotlight on the strong yacht and shipbuilding industry back home. ‘We have plenty of boats and boatbuilders in Poland, although nothing quite like a VO70,’ says Lipski. ‘But whenever we have something we need to fix or upgrade on the boat, we try to get it done by a local company. My dream is to be able to continue this project long enough that one day we can launch a Polish-built highperformance boat, maybe a Class40 or even an Imoca. Right now, we are sharing our knowledge and experience from the VO70 with local manufacturers and trying to help grow the skills and interest in these projects locally. If we can help take the Polish yacht building industry in a more hi-tech direction, that would be a great thing.’

Whatever aspect of the project, Lipski and Patoka are doing their best to deliver maximum bang for buck. ‘We are trying to be as effective as possible. We are trying to create the biggest experience we can with the resources that we have, not to spend lots of money where we don’t need to. We are young, we have learned a lot along the way, but there is always more we can do to learn and to improve.’

Lipski is proud of the race record of I Love Poland compared with the fully professional, highly funded campaigns which they often find themselves competing against. ‘If you compare our results with our level of funding, I think we are probably winning that race,’ Lipski laughs. ‘We are aiming to achieve the most with the least amount. We have just to be very smart with our budget and planning. And the second thing is because we are trying to involve young people and we want to give them experience, we are able to do it a bit more cheaply than just hiring very experienced sailors, like you see on other high-profile sailing projects. We’re doing it for Poland, but we also want to show anyone from any country what it’s possible to achieve in this sport if you’re organised and committed to the project.’

It can be difficult for projects like this have to justify themselves with hard metrics but there are valid tangible benefits, Lipski argues. ‘People in Poland are happy to see the boat decorated in our national colours, the white and the red, flying the flag for our country. We get so much positive feedback from people saying things like “you’re so young but we can see so much passion and you're very dedicated.” I think it makes them proud to see Poland being represented by our boat and our team. That kind of support means a lot to us.

‘I believe we have reached the point where I Love Poland has become a brand, a kind of quality stamp. This would not be possible if any of the above elements did not work. We had to evolve, gain experience from the best, build a competent and loyal team, popularise sailing and manage it well to be who we are today. We are perceived during the regatta and in many places around the world not only as a crew and a yacht, but as the I Love Poland brand.’

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Published on January 17th, 2023 | by Editor

Volvo 70 claims line honors in Transatlantic Race

Published on January 17th, 2023 by Editor -->

St George’s, Grenada (January 17, 2023) – The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski, crossed the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race finish line today to take Monohull Line Honors in 08:23:37:07.

Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 took Multihull Line Honors on January 13, setting a new multihull race record of 5 days 5 hours 46 mins 26 secs. I Love Poland fell short of the monohull elapsed record of 7 days, 22 hrs, 01 mins, 04 secs set in 2022 by the 100ft VPLP Design/Verdier Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth.

I Love Poland Crew: Grzegorz Baranowski, Mateusz Byrski, Arkadiusz Fedusio, Adam Glogowski, Grzegorz Gozdzik, Robert Hajduk, Dominik Janowczyk, Pacyfik Koseski, Konrad Lipski, Borys Michniewicz, Bartosz Nowicki, Filip Pietrzak, Patryk Richter, and Jakub Surowiec.

Nine of the I Love Poland crew are under 35 years of age and skipper Grzegorz Baranowski is the leader and oldest member of the team. A highly accomplished match racer, Baranowski became involved in the Polish National Foundation program in the early stages to train Polish offshore sailors.

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“Last year was our first Transatlantic Race and our aim was to complete the race safely,” said Baranowski. “This year, safety was still the top priority but with more experienced sailors on board, and some new youngsters, we could push harder.

“To win this race flying the Polish flag, with an all-Polish crew is just perfect. I Love Poland race with a lot of passion and emotion; you can feel the power on board. A Volvo 70 was made for ocean racing and in 15-20 knots of wind speed it is really wet on deck, but she really starts to fly.

“The RORC Transatlantic Race is the perfect start to our Caribbean program and next we will sail to Antigua to race in the RORC Caribbean 600.”

I Love Poland navigator Konrad Lipski is just 27 years old but has already claimed Monohull Line Honors in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Roschier Baltic Sea Race, and now the RORC Transatlantic Race.

“From the beginning we knew that it was likely to be an almost classic trade winds race,” said Lipski. “However, it was a bit shiftier than usual and there was a variety of sailing conditions, from over 20 knots to very light winds. We had a plan at the beginning and we stuck to it.

“I was a bit nervous when we were very far south and the shift was late in coming, but by then we had built up a good lead and we could be a bit more conservative, so we gybed back towards the rhumb line.

“For me personally, I had to withdraw from the crew last year because of COVID, and you never know if you will get another chance. So, it is fantastic to do this race again and to win Monohull Line Honors makes me very proud.”

Race details – Entry list – Tracker – Results – Facebook

The 9th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started January 8 from the Spanish island of Lanzarote of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, with 21 entries racing under the IRC and MOCRA Rating Rules competing on the 3,000 nm course to Grenada.

Multihull elapsed record is 5 days 5 hours 46 mins 26 secs set in 2023 by Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70.

Monohull elapsed record is 7 days, 22 hrs, 01 mins, 04 secs set in 2022 by the 100ft VPLP Design/Verdier Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth.

Source: RORC

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The jubilant team on the Polish National Foundation's Volvo 70 I Love Poland after taking Monohull Line Honours and the IMA Transatlantic Trophy in the RORC Transatlantic Race © Arthur Daniel/RORC

The jubilant team on the Polish National Foundation's Volvo 70 I Love Poland after taking Monohull Line Honours and the IMA Transatlantic Trophy in the RORC Transatlantic Race © Arthur Daniel/RORC

I Love Poland win the IMA Transatlantic Trophy

The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Tuesday 17th January 2023. Taking Monohull Line Honours in under nine days, the all-Polish team lifted the IMA Transatlantic Trophy.

I Love Poland Crew: Grzegorz Baranowski, Mateusz Byrski, Arkadiusz Fedusio, Adam Glogowski, Grzegorz Gozdzik, Robert Hajduk, Dominik Janowczyk, Pacyfik Koseski, Konrad Lipski, Borys Michniewicz, Bartosz Nowicki, Filip Pietrzak, Patryk Richter, Jakub Surowiec.

Nine of the I Love Poland crew are under 35 years of age and skipper Grzegorz Baranowski is the leader and oldest member of the team. A highly accomplished match racer, Baranowski became involved in the Polish National Foundation programme in the early stages. I Love Poland is successfully producing top class Polish offshore sailors.

“I am very proud of the team. Last year was our first Transatlantic Race and our aim was to complete the race safely. This year, safety was still the top priority but with more experienced sailors on board, and some new youngsters, we could push harder. To win this race flying the Polish flag, with an all-Polish crew is just perfect. I Love Poland race with a lot of passion and emotion; you can feel the power on board. A Volvo 70 was made for ocean racing and in 15-20 knots of wind speed it is really wet on deck, but she really starts to fly. The RORC Transatlantic Race is the perfect start to our Caribbean programme and next we will sail to Antigua to race in the RORC Caribbean 600,” commented Grzegorz Baranowski dockside.

I Love Poland navigator is Konrad Lipski, who is just 27 years old but has the experience and maturity way beyond his years. Not many navigators of that age can have taken Monohull Line Honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Roschier Baltic Sea Race, and now the RORC Transatlantic Race.

“From the beginning we knew that it was likely to be an almost classic trade winds race,” commented Konrad Lipski. “However, it was a bit shiftier than usual and there was a variety of sailing conditions, from over 20 knots to very light winds. We had a plan at the beginning and we stuck to it. I was a bit nervous when we were very far south and the shift was late in coming, but by then we had built up a good lead and we could be a bit more conservative, so we gybed back towards the rhumb line. For me personally, I had to withdraw from the crew last year because of Covid, and you never know if you will get another chance. So, it is fantastic to do this race again and to win Monohull Line Honours makes me very proud.”

I Love Poland was met dockside by Zara Tremlett and the Port Louis team with two cases of cold beer. The Grenada Tourism Authority representative Alyssa Bierzynski, whose father is Polish, presented I Love Poland with a gift basket of Grenadian goods. After safely mooring up on the Superyacht Dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, the I Love Poland team went to the Victory Bar & Restaurant; 14 burgers and fries were very much devoured and appreciated!

For full coverage of the RORC Transatlantic Race, including race updates and stories from the teams, follow the Royal Ocean Racing Club on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For regular updates including satellite tracking go to: www.rorctransatlantic.rorc.org

Results: HERE

Follow the race here: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2023-fleet-tracking.html

Images Credit: Arthur Daniel/RORC

ENDS/.. Louay Habib/RORC

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I Love Poland win the IMA Transatlantic Trophy 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race – Monohull Line Honours

Tuesday 17 January, Grenada: The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Tuesday 17th January 2023. Taking Monohull Line Honours in under nine days, the all-Polish team lifted the IMA Transatlantic Trophy.

I Love Poland Crew: Grzegorz Baranowski, Mateusz Byrski, Arkadiusz Fedusio, Adam Glogowski, Grzegorz Gozdzik, Robert Hajduk, Dominik Janowczyk, Pacyfik Koseski, Konrad Lipski, Borys Michniewicz, Bartosz Nowicki, Filip Pietrzak, Patryk Richter, Jakub Surowiec.

Nine of the I Love Poland crew are under 35 years of age and skipper Grzegorz Baranowski is the leader and oldest member of the team. A highly accomplished match racer, Baranowski became involved in the Polish National Foundation programme in the early stages. I Love Poland is successfully producing top class Polish offshore sailors.

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The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland completing the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada in an elapsed time of 8 days 23hrs 37mins 07 secs © Arthur Daniel/RORC

“I am very proud of the team. Last year was our first Transatlantic Race and our aim was to complete the race safely. This year, safety was still the top priority but with more experienced sailors on board, and some new youngsters, we could push harder. To win this race flying the Polish flag, with an all-Polish crew is just perfect. I Love Poland race with a lot of passion and emotion; you can feel the power on board. A Volvo 70 was made for ocean racing and in 15-20 knots of wind speed it is really wet on deck, but she really starts to fly. The RORC Transatlantic Race is the perfect start to our Caribbean programme and next we will sail to Antigua to race in the RORC Caribbean 600,” commented Grzegorz Baranowski dockside.

I Love Poland navigator is Konrad Lipski, who is just 27 years old but has the experience and maturity way beyond his years. Not many navigators of that age can have taken Monohull Line Honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Roschier Baltic Sea Race, and now the RORC Transatlantic Race.

“From the beginning we knew that it was likely to be an almost classic trade winds race,” commented Konrad Lipski. “However, it was a bit shiftier than usual and there was a variety of sailing conditions, from over 20 knots to very light winds. We had a plan at the beginning and we stuck to it. I was a bit nervous when we were very far south and the shift was late in coming, but by then we had built up a good lead and we could be a bit more conservative, so we gybed back towards the rhumb line. For me personally, I had to withdraw from the crew last year because of Covid, and you never know if you will get another chance. So, it is fantastic to do this race again and to win Monohull Line Honours makes me very proud.”

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RORC Transatlantic 2023/Arthur Daniel

I Love Poland was met dockside by Zara Tremlett and the Port Louis team with two cases of cold beer. The Grenada Tourism Authority representative Alyssa Bierzynski, whose father is Polish, presented I Love Poland with a gift basket of Grenadian goods. After safely mooring up on the Superyacht Dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, the I Love Poland team went to the Victory Bar & Restaurant; 14 burgers and fries were very much devoured and appreciated!

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Monohull Line Honours victory for the young team on the Polish National Foundation’s I Love Poland © Arthur Daniel/RORC RORC Transatlantic 2023/Arthur Daniel

For full coverage of the RORC Transatlantic Race, including race updates and stories from the teams, follow the Royal Ocean Racing Club on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For regular updates including satellite tracking go to: www.rorctransatlantic.rorc.org

Results: HERE

Follow the race here: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2023-fleet-tracking.html

Images from press release HERE Credit: Arthur Daniel/RORC

ENDS/.. Louay Habib/RORC

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    The Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL) finished the RORC Transatlantic Race on the 18th of January in an elapsed time of 10 days 11 hrs 12 mins and 50 secs. Skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski, the team is composed of young talented Polish sailors.

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    In Malta, the yacht “I love Poland ”crossed the finish line first.... The signal to start in the prestigious Rolex Middle Sea Race, became the sound of victory.

  3. “I Love Poland" finishes “La Larga” whilst the rest of the ...

    The VO70 “I love Poland”, built in 2011 with a length of 21.5 metres, was a participant in the Volvo Ocean Race that year as “Puma”. Skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski, the Polish boat took just 24 hours 38 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the 240 nm of the offshore route for the IRC class, and an average speed of 10 knots throughout ...

  4. 'I Love Poland' racing yacht is about to arrive in Plymouth

    The ‘I Love Poland’ yacht – a VO70 footer built in New England in 2011-2012 for the Volvo Ocean Race – is an educational and sporting project funded by the Polish National Foundation.

  5. 2022 Roschier Baltic Sea Race - I Love Poland takes Line Honours

    The elapsed time was 3 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes, 37 seconds, setting the Monohull Race Record. An astonishing light airs battle decided the Line Honours winner for the Roschier Baltic Sea Race. I Love Poland crossed the finish line just 700 metres ahead of Tilmar Hansen's German TP52 Outsider.

  6. Flying the flag for Poland - Seahorse Magazine

    For example, if you’re winning the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the main newspaper in Malta is running a big photo of the boat with a huge I Love Poland logo on the spinnaker, that’s much better publicity than anything you could hope to achieve by organising your own promotional event.’

  7. Volvo 70 claims line honors in Transatlantic Race ...

    St George’s, Grenada (January 17, 2023) – The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski, crossed the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race finish line...

  8. I Love Poland win the IMA Transatlantic Trophy - Mysailing

    I Love Poland win the IMA Transatlantic Trophy. The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Tuesday 17th January 2023.

  9. I Love Poland win the IMA Transatlantic ... - Caribbean Sailing

    Tuesday 17 January, Grenada: The Polish National Foundation’s Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Tuesday 17th January 2023. Taking Monohull Line Honours in under nine days, the all-Polish team lifted the IMA Transatlantic Trophy.

  10. Video action onboard Volvo 70 I Love Poland

    The Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL) finished the RORC Transatlantic Race on the 18th of January in an elapsed time of 10 days 11 hrs 12 mins and 50 secs. Skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski, the team is composed of young talented Polish sailors.