Winning the Rolex Fastnet Race is a dream for many passionate offshore sailors. For Max Klink, the owner and skipper of the 15.85m (52ft) Swiss entry Caro, the dream became reality in 2023. Demonstrating the necessary dedication and commitment to contemplate success at the 50th edition of the legendary 695nm race, the crew of Caro were deserved victors. Meticulous preparation ahead of the start was matched with skilled management of boat and crew through the difficult opening stages. And, at the very end, when an exceptional performance was required to make up time on their competition, the crew dug deep, displaying the spirit and cohesive teamwork that makes the difference between winning and losing. Caro is a worthy addition to the honour roll of this near 100-year-old race.