Good Progress in Rolex Middle Sea Race:
(October 23, 2016; Day 2, 1000 CET) – Overnight the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet made good progress up the eastern seaboard of Sicily and this morning the bulk of the entrants were approaching the Strait of Messina.
The American multihull, Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3 is currently the fastest boat on the water and at her current rate of progress could well pass the notional half way mark within 24 hours of the start.
Compatriot, George David and the crew on Maxi Rambler 88 took up the early running in the monohull fleet, but overnight a pack of chasing yachts has threatened the American yacht’s quest for a second successive Line Honours. These include the Da…
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Russ Silvestri wins Six Metre North Americans:
Russ Silvestri (StFYC) and his team on Sting won the 2016 International Six Metre North American Championship and Fall Invitational 6 Metre Regatta, held October 20-22 in San Francisco, CA. Hosted by St Francis Yacht Club, Silvestri’s team of Craig Healy, Ethan Doyle, Chris Smith and John Bonds topped the 11 boat field. In the Classics division, Ben Mumford (Port Madison YC) finished first aboard Llanoria with 25 points followed by Matt Brooks (StFYC) on Lucie with 28 points. Full report.
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