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Columbus Circle is overall winner of RORC Cherbourg Race

Hugo Tardivel's French A31 Columbus Circle is the overall winner of the RORC Cherbourg Race.

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Gilles Fournier's J/133 Pintia was second, just five seconds ahead of Nick Jones' First British 44.7 Lisa, after IRC time correction.

However Lisa's result virtually assures the team of the overall win in the 2016 RORC Season's Points Championship, with a race to spare.

British IMOCA 60, Artemis Ocean Racing, skippered by Mikey Ferguson, took line honours and the win in IRC Canting Keel.

Avenarius & Gondesen German Ker 46 was the winner in IRC Zero. Lisa and Pintia were the winners in IRC One and IRC Two respectively.

In IRC Three, Louis-Marie Dussere's Raging Bee will be leading the celebrations in Cherbourg.

The team from Cherbourg have scored the double-double winning both IRC Three and IRC Two-Handed for the Cherbourg Race and the RORC Season's Points Championship.

In IRC Four, Colombus Circle was the winner after IRC time correction.

Noel Racine's JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew was second, less than a minute ahead after time correction from Courbon & Winsback's First Class 10 Shortgood.

Three Class40's enjoyed a fast and extremely close race to Cherbourg.

Averaging close to ten knots for the race, the four flyers finished within 7 minutes of each other.

Marc Lepesqueux's Sensation won the class. Adriaan van Oord's Moonpalace was second and Christophe Coatnoan's Partouche was third.

The final race of the 2016 RORC Season's Points Championship will be the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Saturday 22 October 2016.

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Louay Hhabib
5 September 2016 11:32 GMT


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