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RORC Talk - James Harayda

by Louay Habib / RORC 23 Mar 2023 09:00 PDT
James Harayda © RORC

Royal Ocean Racing Club member, and aspiring Vendee Globe Sailor, James Harayda, is just 25 year-old. James is a two time British Double Handed National Champion, racing with teammate Dee Caffari on Sun Fast 3300 Gentoo.

In 2022, racing in the IMOCA Class, James Harayda completed the 3600nm Route Du Rhum solo race. As the youngest skipper, James came 14th in a world class fleet of 38 boats.

James has an astonishing season planned for 2023 including racing his IMOCA Gentoo Sailing Team double-handed in the RORC Myth of Malham, Morgan Cup and the Rolex Fastnet Race. James will be competing in the full IMOCA Globe series, including, the Bermuda 1000, Défi-Azimut, Transat Jacques Vabre, and the Retour a La Base.

In 2024, James will take on his first 'Everest of Ocean Racing', the 2024 Vendée Globe.

For more information about the Royal Ocean Racing Club: www.rorc.org

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