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Gym Marine backs Jo Assael for RORC Caribbean 600 Training

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Gym Marine is delighted to have sponsored the training programme of superyacht industry professional Jo Assael, in advance of his participation in the RORC Caribbean 600 this February.

“When Jo sent us an email asking for advice on the best equipment for him to train with, and how he could fit that training around a busy job and travel commitments, we knew we had the expertise to help,” explains Gym Marine managing partner, Ed Thomas.

Jo’s day job is as Yachts Commercial Director for IRI/Marshall Islands Registry. A well-known face in the superyacht sector, having worked with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, and Döhle Yachts, the team at Gym Marine are excited about helping Jo achieve his goals.

Jo will be joining a team of yacht racing professionals aboard SY INO NOIR for the famous offshore race, where he and his crew mates will be sailing alongside a fleet of 55+ boats.

“I am the only amateur sailor on the team!” says Assael. “I know my way around a boat, but this is a bit different. INO NOIR is a brand-new 45-footer designed by Carkeek and the team has big ambition. Getting myself in shape for this role, joining the crew as grinder, is essential.”

Gym Marine recommended Jo start putting his muscle to the metal with a Technogym Excite Top Upper Body Trainer, and were pleased to provide him with the equipment. “As well as the cardio workout, this piece of kit offers upper body rotary training – there’s nothing that can more closely replicate the role of a grinder and deliver both muscular strength building and endurance,” comments Thomas.

Stay up tuned to Jo’s progress with video updates across our Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles.