February 1, 2023

Photo: Carlo Borlenghi/ROLEX

SinC Notorious Maxi 72 Peter Morton

Celebrating 50 years since his first Fastnet Race, Peter Morton will compete in his newly acquired Maxi 72 Notorious (formerly Caol Ila R).

Attention Rail Meat – despite her size, the Maxi 72 is a wet boat, but Morton says he will attempt to rectify this for his 2023 programme. Otherwise, Notorious is ready to go. This will be Morton’s first Rolex Fastnet Race since winning on Charles Dunstone’s maxi in 2003.



The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.