Sailors from the US, NZ, Norway and the UK highly placed in Class 40 fleet of the 2011 TJV

Sailors from the US, NZ, Norway and the UK highly placed in Class 40 fleet of the 2011 TJV

Monday November 21 2011 Author: Owen Clarke Design Location: none selected

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 40 Degrees, Solo and 11th hour racing have been holding 3rd 4th and 5th place in Class 40 for the last five days since emerging from the line of North Atlantic depressions they were forced to tough out with the rest of the TJV fleet. This is a much more significant result than simply because the boats come from one design office. The breakdown of nationality of the six co-skippers are two Americans, two Norwegians, a New Zealander and a Brit. A great advert for the Class 40 Association.
 
40 Degrees ( a generation 3 boat) and Solo (a generation 2 boat) had been toughing it out in the north and during the week edged south down into the line of the fleet. The newer 40 Degrees slowly extending over the course of the week and closing to under 100 miles from the second place boat.
 
Meanwhile, there’s been an impressive performance by American Nick Halmos and New Zealand Hugh Piggin on the US based Class 40, 11th Hour Racing (ex Cutlass, ex 40 Degrees)sailing on their second generation design among newer boats including the Pogo 2 Groupe Picoty, winner of this years Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race.

All the sixties are now in Puerto Limon with the finishing of Mirabaud and Gamesa today.

for more news of the 40's and 60's, photographs and quotes from the skippers go to:

 http://www.owenclarkedesign.com/Last_week_of_TJV_for_40_Class_multinational_skippe

http://www.owenclarkedesign.com/Owen_Clarke_60s_complete_TJV

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