Cream rising at Star Sailors League Final:
Nassau, Bahamas (December 6, 2017) – A lighter, longer, hotter second day of racing at the Star Sailors League Finals was one of mixed fortunes for the 25 teams competing for the US$ 200,000 prize purse in this international ‘Championship of Champions’ contest.
With four races today, Italy’s three time World Championship runners-up Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi were the lowest scorers, while Star newbie skippers, German Laser sailor Philipp Buhl and British Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton, put in stand-out performances with their respective crews, towering Markus Koy and former Star World Champion Steve Mitchell.
US veterans Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter scored two bul…
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Gabart on magic carpet ride to record:
(December 6, 2017; Day 33, 23:00 FR) – In barely three days, François Gabart literally swallowed Argentina to find himself off the coast of Brazil in his attempt to beat the singlehanded round the world record. Thanks to a beautiful depression that propelled him from Cape Horn to the southern thirties, the skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran has covered 486.7 nm in the past 24 hours to further increase his margin to 1660.21 nm ahead of the record pace. Details.
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