The Wonderful Heartbeat IV
Heartbeat IV races in classic offshore and long-distance races either side of the Atlantic. Heartbeat IV – a Dufour 45e – is originally based in Burnham-on-Crouch on the UK East Coast. Home sailing was with the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and in events organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Links to videos show Heartbeat IV and her predecessor Dufour 44 Heartbeat III underway; in the Pattinson Cup 2011; the Sunk Race 2011; the Thames Estuary Race 2011; the Walker Challenge Cup 2011. In 2011 Heartbeat IV competed in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Heartbeat IV completed the ARC 2012 coming 3rd in the RORC Racing Division A. She was placed 3rd in IRC Class 1 in the 2013 RORC Caribbean 600. Other videos of Heartbeat can be found by searching YouTube for heartbeatoffshore (one word). She has been based in Jolly Harbour, Antigua for 3 years, She went to Newport, Rhode Island to do the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race. Most of these races can be seen on Yellowbrick Tracker. She has just completed the2016 Caribbean 600 and is now ashore for the hurricane season in North Sound Marine, Parham, Antigua. Likely plans are the Caribbean 600 in 2017 and then the inaugural Antigua-Bermuda Race in time for the America’s Cup.