Caribbean 600: Proteus declared Overall Winner:
(February 25, 2016; Day 4) – George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the afternoon of Thursday 25 February the remaining teams will be unable to better Proteus’ corrected time under IRC. Sakellaris was awarded the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the best corrected time under the IRC Rating rule.
It is the second time that George Sakellaris has skippered the overall winner, having won the 2014 race with Maxi72, Shockwave. Proteus was also the winner of the highly competitive IRC Zero class featuring four Maxi72s.
“I would like to congratulate all competitors for atte…
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Success in Rio Unlikely to be Plain Sailing:
Ireland’s Annalise Murphy started the 2012 Olympics on fire, winning the first four Laser Radial races. However, she couldn’t maintain that standard through the 11-race series, falling off the podium to finish fourth overall. She is hoping the Rio Games will be different.
Murphy has spent around 250 days last year out of the country chasing better than London 2012 and since then has been to Rio seven times. She will travel back to the venue another three or four times before August. Learning the geography and climate system and tides has become a necessity. All the teams are over there cramming.