Kuka3 wins RORC Transatlantic Race:
(December 11, 2018; Day 18) – Franco Niggeler’s Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro, has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race. Whilst three yachts are still racing, none of them can beat the time set by Kuka3 after IRC time correction. Details.
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Progress and Regress:
Scuttlebutt encourages commentary from our readers, and while we may not at that time be able to include them all in the publication, we hold on to some in hopes we can. Here are some observations on changes amid our sport:
I sailed on a 45-footer for the Canadian Team in the Admiral’s Cup (a year or two ago), and while short tacking along the shore in the Solent, to avoid the tide, with 60 boats in the race, we tacked once and came out on port and couldn’t avoid a starboard tracker. That was it… we were out.
This was before the 720 rule had existed. So, three big boats with 25 people that spent more than a week, thousands of miles and …
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