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Rambler 88 takes Monohull Line Honours

Rambler 88, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta YC to take Monohull Line Honours.

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George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88, finished at 02:18:26 CET on this morning (Tue 25 Oct) in an elapsed time of 02 days 14 hours 03 minutes 26 seconds.

It was a tough race for the Rambler 88 crew, mentally rather than physically.

There were several transition zones in the wind to be outwitted in order to secure the lead.

The Danish Volvo 70, Trifork, helmed by Bouwe Bekking was the main protagonist, nipping at the heels of Rambler 88 and, at one stage, briefly taking pole position.

The Rambler 88 crew re-acted well to the pressure, never panicking, staying focused and eventually pulling away in the second half of the race to beat her closest rival by five hours.

There is all to play for in the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

When Trifork crossed the finish line, she overtook Rambler in the overall corrected time standings, setting the current bar for the remaining yachts racing to beat.

Full results here as available

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25 October 2016 10:04 GMT


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