Sea Monkey

SAIL # HKG 2360
OWNER EMMANUEL PITSILIS
COUNTRY HONG KONG
CLUB RHKYC
TYPE SENSE 50
LOA 15.27M
BEAM 4.86M
DRAUGHT 2.09M
IMAGE ROLEX / DANIEL FORSTER

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2016

Emmanuel Pitsilis (OWNER/PIC), Greg Jarzabkowski (NAV), Erwan Stervinou (C), Paul Bayfield (C), Martin Boudailliez (C), Ilyia Ermakov (C), Jordan Erenrich (C)

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE 2014

Emmanuel Pitsilis (OWNER/PIC/RADIO), Greg Jarzabkowski (ALT PIC), Erwan Stervinou (C), Mark Woodmansey (C), Cameron Dueck (C), Benoit Cosserat (C), Peter Shadbold (C), Justin Wang (C)

HONG KONG TO VIETNAM RACE 2013

Emmanuel Pitsilis (OWNER), Thierry Barot (C), Oliver Boote (C), Alex Cribbin (C), Karl Grebstad (C), Greg Jarzabkowski (C), Erwan Stervinou (C)

HONG KONG TO VIETNAM RACE 2013 - BOAT INFORMATION

Sea Monkey, a  Beneteau Sense 50 owned for the past two years by Emmanuel Pitsilis has what he describes as “an eclectic mix of Sea Monkey regulars and other Hong Kong sailors on board” for the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race that starts on 17 October.

Asked if anyone noteworthy was on board Emmanuel said “Greg [Jarzabkowski] is a bit of a character but I don’t think his fame extends far beyond [the Club’s] Main Bar!”  and “worldy experience” comes in the form of 65 year old Karl Grebstad who has been sailing for most of his life.  The youngest on board are Oliver Boote and Alex Cribbin at 24 and 25 years old respectively.

Sea Monkey competed in her first offshore race earlier this year in the Club’s San Fernando Race and as Emmanuel puts it, they “won first prize in the trawling category, the Michelin award for culinary delights and runner-up best crew song”.  Officially, they won the Bimblegumbie Trophy for trawling a fishnet halfway across the South China Sea and, Emmanuel adds, “had there actually been a Michelin award I think we would be strong contenders.”

He goes on to say that “Sea Monkey is a delight to take offshore and the RHKYC offshore races are excellent events - it would be a travesty not to!”

“In taking a floating kitchen offshore, what we're genuinely looking forward to are the three days at sea and all it entails; serious sailing, enjoyable racing, the comforting warm meal together at sunset before going into shifts, the freedom of powering through the sea during the night, the first rays of sunrise in the morning and the lightened spirits of burdens, worries and Blackberries being left at the dock.” he says.

That said, Emmanuel and his crew know that no offshore race should be taken lightly “least of all one like the audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race -  but there is something truly unique about these expeditions that words can't explain which these days is probably only still felt by sailors and high altitude mountaineering and arctic expeditions.”