JPK, while one of the smallest yards in Europe, has been a trendsetter in many ways. Their immensely successful racers have topped numerous leader boards. And so does the brand new 10.30 which – under founder Jean-Pierre Kelberts gifted hands – just added another Rolex Fastnet title to the long list of victories attributed to the brand. JPK’s influence on the market has been similarly impressive. The 10.30 looks to continue the approach the French call “polyvalent” – fitting many bills. It can be raced solo, doublehand or fully-crewed, and the boat accommodates fast cruising, too.
For the MBR 2021 the boat will be named Sentinel Ocean Explorer, and will be flying the colours of the Sentinel Ocean Alliance.
Sentinel Ocean Alliance, (SOA) was formed to create ocean based opportunities for the underprivileged youth of Hout Bay. This year may have been a tough one globally, but it has been a great learning for us and for our very own community here in Hout Bay. It taught us that in the hardest times we can all come together and strive for a better, stronger, healthier and more impactful future. In the past years we learned how to bring the community together, teach kids how to become better adults and take care of their own surroundings. We taught children how to care for the oceans, with simple ways such as removing plastic from the seas and shores. We also taught them how to swim, surf, become life savers, be ocean aware and eliminate their fear of the ocean.