the first race

Phosphorus II is an Archambault A13, the one and only A13 ever built. The owner, Mark Emerson, bought the boat in mid-2017. It was formerly known as Teasing Machine and sailed by a professional French crew, very successfully.

It is a boat designed to be competitive offshore while remaining relatively easy to sail. In 2019 we had a full RORC programme. We scored 2 class wins, one overall win plus multiple other podiums and were 2nd overall for the season in RORC IRC1, 4th in IRC overall. We were also awarded the RORC youth trophy (Peter Harrison Trophy) for the season. Nothing happened in 2020...

Because of the pandemic this year's programme is still very uncertain. We have an entry for the Fastnet Race and hopefully we will get some offshore races in before then.

moored at sunset

The previous Phosphorus was raced from 2011 to 2016. During that time we developed a solid core of regular crew who have sailed extensively with us in the UK and in the Mediterranean. Since acquiring the A13 we have added many new faces, some of whom are now regulars. But we are always looking for new squad members with the right attitude and aptitude.