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Morning Glory takes unofficial line honours in Newport-Bermuda Race

Sunday June 20th 2004, Author: Barry Pickthall, Location: United States
Hasso Plattner’s maxZ86 Morning Glory crossed the finish line off St David’s Lighthouse at 14:58:31 EDT to capture line honours in the new Big Boat Demonstration Division for the 44th Bermuda Race. The Demonstration Division started from Newport RI on Friday at 1420hrs EDT and her unofficial elapse time was 48hr 28min 31sec.

“This fast finish in the inaugural race for the division sets a very high benchmark for the future,” said Race Chairman John Winder. “In the years to come we hope to have more entries which show advances like the maxZ86 design’s canting ballast/twin foil (CBTF™) technology did this year. We hope to keep the Demonstration Division open for 2006, so this gives them their own record to race for.”

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