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ID: 827 Title: Round Great Britian & Ireland 2018 Race Gets Hammered Replis: 0 Read: 26 Author: 1
Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 165  **  Vancouver Time: 2018-8-22_18:44:8 Quote    Reply

The battle for line honours concluded 20/08/2018 (AUS date time) with both teams well inside the 40 foot world record.

The 40ft and under world record was set in 2014 by Roderick Knowles GBR, Class40 Swish

(8 days 19 hours 6 minutes 49 seconds). To beat the record would require one of the two leaders to complete the race by 07:06:49 on Tuesday 21st August.

The provisional race leader after IRC time correction is Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group. The French and Chinese two handed team are 500 miles from the finish, negotiating a transition zone 60 miles east of Aberdeen. The wind is expected to veer north later today, giving Giles Redpath's British Lombard 46 Pata Negra (which is over 100 miles ahead of El Velosolex SL Energies Group) fast downwind conditions before this arrives. The Army Sailing Association's X-41 British Soldier, skippered by Major Will Naylor is sixth overall and the crew, who are all serving members participating in Army sport in their spare time, is racing in a pack of yachts that will also benefit from the forecast northerly breeze.


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