Early expressions of interest have started to come in. At the moment these boats are planning to be on the start line on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

David Faucher plans to sail “Ventura” his Rustler 36 Single-Handed
Muriel Van Gompel with “Moonlight Shadow” She has sailed most of her life and enjoys racing amicably, mostly around-the-buoys in the Netherlands and Belgium, with the occasional race across the Channel.  Her AZAB will be double-handed but her husband will be at home minding the kids.
Udo Schallenberg sailing “Je Vole” was also a 2019 competitor
Paweł Wilkowski in Vataha 2
Kuba Szymanski in “Polished Manx” plans to make 2023 his second AZAB after enjoying the 2019 event so much (Photo: Cesary Spigarski)
Govert Ramselaar’s Contessa 32 “Saffier” has been his wonderful outlet for several years now. He has always enjoyed single-handed sailing, from the moment he sailed a Mirror Dinghy as a youngster. Govert participated in the AZAB in 2019. He enjoyed the special atmosphere of the event and the preparations that preceded it, including his qualifying trip to Scotland. He plans to participate again in 2023.
Duncan Skingsley in Sunfish
Paul Unger has “Sanda Sund”, a Sparkman & Stephens 30 based in Amble, and sails mainly off the Northumbrian North Sea coast and Scottish coasts.
James Porter. Moonshadow
Kate Cope. “Purple Mist”. Starting offshore racing in 2016, Kate has taken part in the RORC Races from Cowes, including the Fastnet. From 2018 she has raced doublehanded offshore including RORC, JOG and AZAB 2019.
Tim Vaughan. Samaritan. Back again after the 2019 event
Mervyn Wheatley in ‘Arethusa of Yealm’. So many AZABs under his belt!
Tony Irwin with ‘Pride of Erin’
Rick Newcombe. eXehibitionist

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