Fastnet Race posts first finishers

Published on August 13th, 2013

(August 13, 2013) – At 02:53:58 BST, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line in Plymouth as the fastest multihull yacht at the 611nm Rolex Fastnet Race. The fleet’s largest yacht at 131-ft completed the course in an elapsed time of 38 hours, 53 minutes and 58 seconds following a painfully slow crawl into Plymouth. Esimit Europa 2, the 100-ft Maxi skippered by Jochen Schümann, is set to claim monohull line honours with an ETA of 01:00 BST Wednesday morning. The bulk of the 336-strong fleet is still en-route to the race’s halfway point at Fastnet Rock. – Full report

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