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RORC Race Line Honours for Mike Slade's Leopard 3

Mike Slade's British Maxi, Leopard 3 crossed the finish line outside the Port Louis Marina, Grenada, taking Monohull Line Honours and winning the IMA Trophy for the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race.Mike Slade greeted by RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine -

"We are delighted to have taken Monohull Line Honours but the challenge is the overall win after IRC time correction. We have got to keep our fingers crossed and that is why we pushed hard right to the end."

The RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy will be awarded to the yacht posting the best corrected time under IRC.

Leopard 3 has set the bar and must now wait to see if their corrected time can be beaten.

The biggest threat to Leopard 3's corrected time is Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon.

The Dutch Maxi still has over 500 miles to go and at the moment their estimated corrected time is five hours outside the benchmark set by Leopard 3.

However, with the trade winds re-established, the opportunity for Aragon to better Leopard 3 is a very real one.

Infiniti 46, Maverick, skippered by Oliver Cotterell also has a chance to snatch overall victory.

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