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Official launch for two GOR entries, Caterham Challenge and Concise 8 - Caterham Challenge and Concise 8 launch
Mike Gascoyne’s Akilaria RC3 Class40 Caterham Challenge and the Forty (1) Design Class40 of Team Concise were christened together with crews, team principals, press and visitors to the PSP Southampton Boat Show joining the celebrations.

Mike Gascoyne, famous for his work with several Formula One teams and now CEO of Caterham Composites and Caterham Technology, has already been test sailing his new Akilaria RC3 Caterham Challenge from the sailing team’s training base at Halsar Marina, Gosport. Gascoyne’s 79-year-old father, Anthony, poured champagne over the Class40’s foredeck christening the boat Silvi Belle II: “I got my love of sailing, engineering and craftwork from my dad and it’s great that he's here today to name the boat and I will continue to follow the dream that both my parents inspired me with,” said Mike Gascoyne who grew up sailing Wayfarer dinghies with his father on the Norfolk Broads. “The boat is named after my partner Silvi who since we have been together has been the support for aspiring to that dream,” he added.

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