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Old 06-28-2013
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BIRW & Tour de France a la Voile

Not that it means that much, but Mark Mills' designs took the first 3 places in IRC 2 at Block Island Race Week. In first was the Summit 40 "DownTime", followed by the King 40 "White Witch" and the Mills 43 Custom "Cool Breeze". The Farr 42 IRC "Convictus Maximus" finished 4th. There's an interesting thread in Sailing Anarchy thread comparing the Farr 42 IRC with the Summit / King 40 (basically the same boat), commenting on how the Mills boats have dominated IRC since they were introduced, several years ago.

Meanwhile, I'm quite disappointed by the very limited Web coverage of the Tour de France a la Voile, which kicked off today with the start of Leg 1 from Dunkerque to Breskens. There's no video, no photos, no tracker, not even any news flash. The Facebook page has a little more, but when you compare this to the Solitaire de Figaro or to any of the Classe Mini events, the lack of professional media coverage is appalling. Very, very surprised by this, and it doesn't bode well for the future of the race.
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