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Old 10-22-2013
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Middle of the sea race

Morning Glory, a Z86, a relatively old boat (2003) won in real time. Old but fast: narrow, big (86ft) and narrow on the light wind conditions won about 2 hours to a Mills 72 and about 5 hours to the Hugo Boss Open 60.



Looking behind to the ones that are still racing particularly to performance cruising boats with 45ft of smaller, at Pantellaria Island control point we can see that the guys om the Sunfast 3200 and the ones on the Grand Soleil 37 continue do do a great race.

The Sunfast has a real time of d3 h8 m19 s24 while the Grand Soleil 37 with d3 h3 m28 s35 is about 5 hours faster. Both boats are well sailed. On compensated IRC the Sunfast is on 18th and the Grand Soleil in 14th.

Another boats doing a great race: An Elan 410 with d3 h1 m24 s57 is about half an hour behind a J 122 d3 h0 m8 s6 (on compensated the positions are inverted) while a J133 is ahead of the J 122 by about an hour and a half with d2 h22 m21 s58. In the middle of both boats a J111 with d3 h0 m15 s5. Among these boats a X40 is also making a great race with d3 h1 m17 s15, ahead of the Elan 410 and i hour behind the J122.

Off course the J111 and the SF3200 even if with a basic cruising interior are basically race boats while the others are performance cruisers with a good cruising interior.

The J122 is only 7 hours behind the first of the 40 class racers (d2 h15 m51 s13) but the third and the fourth class 40 are behind one with d3 h21 m54 s14 and the other with d3 h2 m23 s41.

Another interesting results but not as good: A Dehler 34 with d3 h9 m9 s15, a First 40.7 with d3 h4 m55 s51, another Elan 410 with d3 h4 m11 s47, another J122 with d3 h4 m16 s2, a First 40 with d3 h4 m55 s30, a Solaris one 42 with d3 h4 m24 s13.

That oddity that I was talking about and was making an impossible time, the Beneteau Oceanis 430 went off the classification (they were racing with the engine?).

A movie with that J122 that is doing well, on last year's race.



The J122 has a funny name "Otra vez" means in Spanish again and here they are "again" doing a great race.
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Last edited by PCP; 10-22-2013 at 07:19 PM.
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