Return Competitor: Jan Petr Trousilek, Mad Czech

Mad Czech the 2013 CYC Around the Island Race where it won Division A
(Photo Credit: Hillary Dutton)
Jan Petr Trousilek has raced in the CYC Around the Island Race eight times on three different boats and will compete again this year with his Chaser 33 Mad Czech. Jan and his family summer in Jamestown, but spend the rest of the year in Prague. The Mad Czech team races under burgees for the Czech Yacht Club (Prague) and the Newport Yacht Club.

“We leave for Europe right after the Around the Island Race, so it is always a great end to our racing season. We like this race and have many friends racing in our class so it is always great fun, and our island is so beautiful and we see great weather most of the time,” said Jan whose crew consists of his son Jan P Trousilek VI as well as Rhode Island sailors Diane Ericson, Vera Gierke, Ryan Stankowitz.

“We try to do as many races on Narragansett Bay and outside as we can” said Jan adding that his team competes in many events, from the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, the Newport Yacht Club’s Mitchell Regattas, the Jamestown Yacht Club Race Series to races in Block Island and Nantucket for the Twenty Hundred Club and Figawi, respectively.

When asked his two favorite things about the race Jan said, “The diversity of boats and the talent, there is something great for everyone.”

13 Days to go and already 43 teams have registered to-date for the 88th edition of the annual race, which kicks off on September 6!! 

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