We bought Nisida in September 2005 and between then and when we sold her last year we have sailed and raced thousands of miles and done some interesting races.

We did Rolex Middle Sea Race every year from 2005 to 2011; in that time we won Class 1 in the Coastal Race in 2010, and our best result was in 2007 when we won our ORC Class.

Also in the Med, we did the Aegean Rally and the Aegean Regatta in 2008, as well as an interesting cruise through the Greek Islands. We did the Giraglia Rolex Cup 3 times coming 9th in 2008. Another memorable race was Rome to Carthage in 2006, which was followed by Tunisia Sailing Week.

Outside the Med, we did the ARC in 2006 and 2008, which was followed by a season in the Caribbean, including Antigua Sailing Week and the BVI Spring Regatta. We also competed in the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Race in 2009.After each Caribbean season we sailed the boat back to the UK, doing Antigua to Hamble in 20 days in 2007, and Antigua to Dun Laoghaire in 20 days in 2009. From there we did the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race where we were one of a number of boats to break the old course record. We completed the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2007 and 2009, getting 3rd in Class Zero A in ’07.

We sailed her back to the UK in 2013 and she has now been sold and we hope the new owners have as much fun with her as we did.