Sailor Jono Macbeth Wins Round the Island Race

One of the world’s best sailors, Auckland-born Jono Macbeth, 49, has managed to keep a low profile this past six years living in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, but after being part of the winning Round the Island Race team at the end of June, that could well change, Jon Moreno writes for Yahoo Sports UK.

The career of Macbeth is every bit as dramatic as his Shakespearean character name, with seven Americas Cup campaigns under his belt – four of them wins, with New Zealand and United States teams – and a number of line honours and world titles through a series of sailing events and classes, including the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart, TP52 Super Series, Maxi and Mini World Series.

Macbeth sailed as a member of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy crew.

Macbeth who has been living in Ryde since 2016, said: “The Round the Island is one of those iconic sailing races – a big event on the sailing calendar, especially on the Island.”

Original article by Jon Moreno, Yahoo UK, July 2, 2022.

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