The Hollad Jacana crew, with their trophy following the Maserati Cape Town Race Week. (Image supplied)
On 14 January, it won Division 1 – and placed second overall – in the second leg of the Royal Cape Yacht Club’s (RCYC) Harken Round Robben Island Club Race. Four days later, it placed third in the DIV 1 SPI Division in the second race of the 2017
Lufthansa Twilight Series (the first had been scrapped due to fog).
Only a few weeks previously, from 15 to 20 December, Hollard Jacana won the IRC2 Division of South Africa’s premier yachting regatta, the Maserati Cape Town Race Week, beating out Windpower and Durban-based CFM 2 for top honours.
In recognition of Hollard Jacana’s successes in the Maserati Cape Town Race Week and the Harken Round Robben Island Club Race, its crew – skippered by Patrick Holloway – was this week named the RCYC’s team of the month.
These latest successes follow on a strong end to 2016, which included the following results:
- Winner of the DIV 1 SPI Division of the 2016 Lufthansa Twilight Series, with five podium finishes (including two wins)
- Winner of Division 1 of the first Harken Round Robben Island Race
- Winner of the DIV 1 Division of the Drifter Brewing Company Winter Series
- Second place overall in the RISKAFRICA Regatta
Hollard Jacana (Image: Trevor Wilkins Photography)
“We’re absolutely thrilled at the results that Hollard Jacana has achieved in recent months,” says Frank Ponnen, head of Hollard Broker Markets’ Marine Centre of Excellence.
“Skipper Patrick Holloway and his crew have consistently displayed excellence out on the water, and we anticipate that they will continue to fly the Hollard name high this year. Hearty congratulations from one winning team to another!”