From April 1 to 3, the Gulf Coast Sailing Club in Naples, Florida, hosted the AVOW Charity Regatta. Among the contestants was the Dragon Fly Plus, the speedy sailing boat of Prof. Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde. In all of the runs, the wind favored captain Frank Brown and his crew, letting them clinch the win in four races over the weekend. “I am proud of my crew and how successfully they navigated through every race. Sailing is similar to the mechanics of a watch in many ways: only when the crew works together like clockwork, can success be achieved in the end”, says Prof. Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, passionate watch and sailing enthusiast. 


For years now, the Gulf Coast Sailing Club has supported and promoted underprivileged and physically challenged kids and teens. For the AVOW Charity Regatta, Leinfelder Uhren München donated polo shirts. All proceeds from the regatta went to the AVOW Hospice’s Children’s Bereavement Program.