10.06.2014. Spirit of Hungary 60′ co-skipper at home again
Travelogue of the Hungarian Imoca Ocean Masters co-skipper, Marcell Goszleth not only about the difficulties they have been facing. He tells us, that despite all the challenges, what an exceptional experience it was to be treated as a fellow skipper, not just a rival within the Ocean Masters community.
Marcell Goszleth describes in the interview, that during his work with Nandor Fa, he experienced a completely different attitude in the “family” of 60 footers, where professional know-how is viewed and appreciated on a different level. It is impossible to enter this world with just a recommendation letter… the entry ticket is hard work and achievements. Once those achievements are recognized, you easily forget how tough it was to climb that “career-mast” !
Audio interview can be hear below.
10.06.2014. Spirit of Hungary 60′ in Newport
“Good afternoon everyone! We are here on board Spirit of Hungary, in New Port at the moment. As you know, after our arrival on the 31st May in New York we had a really short time to prepare the boat before the race. Unfortunately on the day of the arrival we encountered some technical problems, which turned out to be beyond our capabilities – time-wise – to solve as soon as it would have been required, in order to be able to compete. That’s why we abandoned first, and then we had no other option left, but to retire from the race. Onwards we made a decision to come to New Port, and we are working at the moment on solving these technical issues, and to prepare the boat to be shipped back to Europe.”
“The reason is, that after arriving to New York, we had the boat surveyed. We checked everything before the start, and we had to realize we had some unexpected technical problems, which we cannot solve in New York or here in New Port, or it would cost us too much in time and in money. This is why we decided to transport the boat home, back to our country, where we will solve all the problems. Now our goal is to prepare the boat and ourselves by the end of the year, for the Barcelona World Race, which is our next target. We don’t want to spend too much time here, and this is the only solution to be in the fleet. We fly to Barcelona on the 20th June for the price giving ceremony, for the press conference for the Barcelona World Race and we would like to announce we are ready to go at the end of the year, if we can solve the problems and the boat will be capable for sailing. This is our plan and we are working on it. So from here, from New Port, we appreciate the help of OSM, it was really important help, and see you soon in Barcelona.”