Alacrity on for Round Britain line honours

Victory on the water looking good for US 50ft trimaran

Wednesday June 28th 2006, Author: James Boyd, Location: Transoceanic
Positions:

Pos
Yacht
Cl
Leg Position
DTG
1
Alacrity
5
Lowestoft - Plymouth Left 27-Jun at 17:52:19
2
La Promesse
0
Lowestoft - Plymouth Left 28-Jun at 07:53:00
3
IMMO BIB
0
Lowestoft - Plymouth Left 28-Jun at 08:15:00
4
Roaring Again
0
Lowestoft - Plymouth Left 28-Jun at 10:22:58
5
Waverider
5
Lowestoft - Plymouth Left 28-Jun at 10:45:00
6
Hayai
0
in Lowestoft Leaves 28-Jun at 17:47:23
7
Paradox
5
in Lowestoft Leaves 28-Jun at 23:41:40
8
Hooligan V
1
in Lowestoft Leaves 29-Jun at 20:43:52
9
Jalfrezi
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 25-Jun at 06:50:00 53 15.8 N 1 37.41 E 
47
10
Cheetah of Plymouth
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 25-Jun at 08:39:48
11
Jager
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 26-Jun at 08:32:11 56 50.64 N 0 49.53 E
263
12
Cornwall PfS
5
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 26-Jun at 10:04:00 53 44.76 N 2 2.48 E
76
13
Sunbeat III
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 01:05:17 59 22.1 N 0 22.2 W
419
14
ENB Consulting
6
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 10:59:45 58 7.44 N 0 22.56 W
346
15
Houd Van Hout
6
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 11:03:00
16
Zelda
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 11:34:28
17
Audacious
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 11:54:45 58 15.03 N 0 17.37 W
353
18
Oojah
3
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 12:08:23
19
Red Arrow
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 13:18:14 58 23.32 N 0 17.37 W
361
20
Tzigane
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 13:23:11 58 21.55 N 0 35.55 W
361
21
Psipsina
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 13:38:44 58 27.44 N 0 31.08 W
366
22
Sagitta
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 14:16:17
23
Wolfies Toy
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 14:48:00
24
Octavus
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 15:02:00
25
Chikara
1
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 15:50:00
26
Malkin
3
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 17:30:27 58 47.08 N 0 30.58 W
385
27
Flair II
3
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 21:25:00
28
Triple Fantasy
6
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 27-Jun at 23:10:05
29
Blue Demon
2
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 28-Jun at 02:08:15 59 41.32 N 0 56.41 W
441
30
Rush
3
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 28-Jun at 02:22:24
31
Tusitala
3
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 28-Jun at 03:29:00
32
Palletline
6
Lerwick - Lowestoft Left 28-Jun at 03:55:18
33
Chimp
3
in Lerwick Leaves 28-Jun at 13:43:00
34
Iroquois
6
in Lerwick Leaves 28-Jun at 16:44:50
35
Knights Challenge
3
in Lerwick Leaves 28-Jun at 22:48:10
36
Ruffian
3
in Lerwick Leaves 29-Jun at 03:42:30
37
Kenmore
5
Castlebay - Lerwick Left 19-Jun at 02:19:18 57 59 N 8 34 W
338
R
Chillout
2
Retired
R
Vijaya
1
Retired
R
Suroma
3
Retired
Rex Conn and Etienne Giroire on the 50ft Newick trimaran Alacrity are due into Plymouth in the next 24 hours to take line honours in the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race. The duo left the final stopover at Lowestoft late yesterday afternoon with a comfortable lead over the chasing pack. Oddly the second to fourth placed boats on the water at the gaggle of Open 40s led by JanKees Lampe and Bart Boosman on La Promesse, followed by the former Roaring Forty (now called IMMO BIB) and the newest Open 40 Roaring Again. They all set sail from Lowestoft within 2.5 hours of each other this morning. Close behind the 40s is Waverider, the 43ft trimaran that has won the last two handed round Britain races. The forecast through until the weekend is for the weather to go high pressurey again. The wind is forecast to be 5-10 knots from the ESE taking the boats south from Lowestoft across the Thames Estuary and then appears to be a light southerly or easterly for the trip down to Plymouth. It will be interesting to see whether the Open 40s will be able to maintain their on the water lead over Waverider in these conditions.

This leaves three boats currently in Lowestoft. Pete Goss and Paul Larsen after their second departure from Barra following the repairs required to fix their bulkhead delamination, are now approaching the Norfolk Coast and are due into Lowestoft tonight.

Nick Bubb and Pete Cumming set sail from Barra yesterday having repaired the broken mast on their 30ft trimaran Kenmore. Nick reports: "Well, it has been a rollercoaster of a week, with so many logistical hurdles to overcome as well as the odd mental one. Pete Cumming, my co-skipper, decided to return home earlier in the week. Fortunately, Alex Haworth who used to sail on this boat regularly with the former owner has been able to drop everything and continue the race with me. Alex has also worked closely with me on my Mini campaigns, so we should be a good team. With the help of Alex Hewitt of Ocean Endeavours and the owner Dave Barden we have completed the repairs and re-stepped the rig. I'll keep this brief as we are racing and will be leaving in the next hour or so (23330 on 26th). You can follow our progress with the tracker on www.ocean-racing.co.uk as we try to make up for the week lost!! We will be taking things very carefully and will certainly not be taking any risks. Thank you to everyone, especially the people of Barra for all their help. I'll write more in Lerwick about this whole adventure, after a good rest!

Many thanks for your support."

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