Jason Carroll’s MOD70 Argo (USA) hits the front of the RORC Transatlantic Race as the end game begins.
Argo held a 22nm lead early this morning over Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay, with 500nm to the finish in Granada and multihull line honours at stake.
It has been revealed that Giovanni Soldini’s third placed Multi70 Maserati (ITA) has lost the ability to fully foil having damaged, then lost, their port rudder.
Argo also has port rudder damage. All three trimarans are in a high-speed pursuit of the finish at over 30 knots of boat speed.
While the maxi Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth, is some 300nm behind the multihulls, but still ahead of the monohull race record and heading for monohull line honours.
IRC Super Zero, Volvo 70 LF Trifork with Joern Larsen at the helm, is ranked first in class and overall after IRC time correction, with Comanche ranked second andh Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL) third.
In IRC Zero, Mark Emerson’s A13 Phosphorus II is still estimated to be leading the class after IRC time correction. Max Klink’s Botin 52 Caro leads the class on the water, 1,460nm from the finish.
And in IRC ONE Richard Palmer’s JPK 1010 Jangada, racing Two-Handed with Jeremy Waitt, is still estimated to be leading the class after IRC time correction.