Route du Rhum: Ross Hobson and Ideal Stelrad lead their class Print E-mail
Monday, 30 October 2006
Liz King:

With 3400 miles still to go - and lots could happen - Ross Hobson and Ideal Stelrad currently lead their class in the Route du Rhum. The first few hours of the race were dogged by light winds and fog, making close racing within the fleet even more hazardous than normal!

Massive crowds watched the start of the race via spectator craft and ashore. A great spectacle. Ideal Stelrad led the class three multihulls around the first mark and Ross is slowly pulling ahead of his rivals. The leading boats, the huge 60ft multihulls, are now around 300 miles west of the Scilly Isles with each class still well grouped together.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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