Teaming up together for this classic offshore event is well known yachtsman Craig Middelton and Herbie Karolius. Between the two of them they bring a wealth of knowledge in offshore racing and having successfully skippered Merlin in the Fastnet Race,Craig is no stranger to offshore racing as well as having achieved a formidable result in the previous Mossel Bay Race on board …
Current owner Kevin Webb and co-skipper Sarel van der Merwe with regular Crew Brad Stemmett are all fierce competitors in other sailing disciplines, including dinghy’s, racing catamarans, H23’s and even radio controlled model yachts – but on Banjo we are a team with a mission – to have as much fun as possible, as fast and safe as possible!
Nitro was purchased by Mike Hayton in 2014. He quickly assembled a top notch team to campaign her on the IRC circuit in the Western Cape. Nitro has enjoyed many successful regattas, and has won the IRC Cape Sailing circuit for the 2015/2016 season, winning 3 out of the 5 regattas, including the Mykonos Offshore regatta twice in a row.