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Rolex Fastnet Race - Concise 10 rounds first

At 15:49:37 BST Monday, Tony Lawson's MOD70 trimaran Concise 10 became the first boat to round the Fastnet rock off southwest Ireland.

Concise rounds Fastnet Rock - Click image for a larger image

At the time the next boat in the race, George David's Rambler 88 was 111 miles astern.

Rambler 88 is leading monohull on the water, sailing at 12 knots and should lead round the Fastnet Rock. With in second place CQS and third Nikata, then the IMOCO 60 SMA.

After this leading group are the Volvo Ocean Race boats . . .

The Volvo 65 boats are all together - at Monday 23:00 hrs - covered by just 10 nm, with Team AkzoNobel the leader sailing at around 7 knots.

Volvo 65 Fleet Monday 23:00 hrs
1. NL Team Akzonobel 344 NM sailed
2. CN Dongfeng Race Team 345 NM
3. ES Mapfre 345 NM
4. HK Sun Hung Kai Scallywag 347 NM
5. NL Team Brunel 348 NM
6. US Vestas 11th Hour Racing 349 NM
7. PT Turn The Tide On Plastic 352 NM

Massive on the water lead had also been developed by Gilles Fournier and Corinne Migraine's J/133 Pintia in IRC Two - also overall leaders across the whole IRC fleet (and even ahead of Codiam on the water).

There has been one significant retirement among the Class40s when Phor-ty, the competitive Mach 40 of Britain's Peter Harding, dismasted Sunday afternoon four miles from Portland Bill.

They were able to save the rig with minimal damage and retired into Portland Harbour.

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Gerald New - Sailweb
7 August 2017 21:50 GMT


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