Feast or Famine at Bermuda Mothfest:
Hamilton, Bermuda (December 5, 2016) – Irishman Rory Fitzpatrick holds the early lead at the 2nd annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta, hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Fitzpatrick finished 1st and 2nd in today’s two races and leads second-placed Rob Greenhalgh of Great Britain by 1 point. After a weekend of howling conditions that forced the postponement of yesterday’s scheduled first day, light winds of 4 to 8 knots provided marginal foiling conditions. Full report.
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Vendée Globe: New Record to Cape Leeuwin:
(December 5, 2016; Day 29) – Armel Le Cléac’h smashed the Vendée Globe race reference for the passage from Les Sables d’Olonne to Cape Leeuwin early this morning, breaking the mark set by François Gabart in December 2012 by an incredible five days 14 hours and 26 minutes.
Banque Populaire VIII skipper Le Cléach took just 28 days 20 hours and 12 minutes to reach the longitude of the SW corner of Australia.
A certain symmetry with the 2012-13 race emerged when Briton Alex Thomson crossed the Cape Leeuwin longitude five hours and 16 minutes later in second place. Four years ago during the last edition, Le Cléac’h was five hours and 49 minutes behind race winner Gabar…
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