Pata Negra wins Antigua Bermuda Race:
Hamilton, Bermuda (May 14, 2019) – With all yachts accounted for in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race, Giles Redpath’s Lombard 46 Pata Negra (GBR), skippered by Andy Liss (above), has posted the best corrected time under IRC, winning the Warrior Trophy.
In a dramatic finish for second place, Peter Grueterich’s xP-44 Xpatriate (USA) corrected out to take runner-up by just 21 minutes after over five days of ocean racing. Kevin McLaughlin’s x-55 Rye (USA) was third.
“Only one member of the crew was over 25 and we came together after Antigua Sailing Week,” commented Pata Negra’s skipper Andy Liss. “Some of the crew will help me deliver Pata Negra to Newport for the Transatlantic Rac…
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Big breeze day at 49er/49erFX Europeans:
Weymouth, England (May 14, 2019) – The second day of the 49er and 49erFX Europeans completed three races for both the men and women as they continue in the qualifying stage of the championship.
49er: A Bag of Bullets for Burling
They’re not long back in the boat after their two-and-a-half year holiday in the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, but already New Zealand’s Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back at the top in the 49er after firing three bullets in a row today. “Nice day out,” smiled a typically straightforward Burling, checking carefully over every part of the rig after a testing outing for the 96-boat fleet.
It’s not that …
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