Mollymawk on track for Round Britain win

James Boyd brings us up to date with the latest from the two handed Round Britain Race

Wednesday June 26th 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom
Barring further disaster Ross Hobson and Andrew Newman on the 40ft trimaran Mollymawk look set to take line honours and overall victory in the Royal Western Yacht Club's two handed round Britain and Ireland Race.

Mollymawk left Lowestoft on the final leg of the race at 10.29 this morning, her crew having made a temporary repair to her main hull's false bow which snapped off on the last leg. Currently she holds a lead of just under 10 hours over Peter and Ralph Kinch 's 43ft catamaran Pegasus. Given the latest forecast Mollymawk is due to cross the Plymouth finish line late on Thursday night.

Having led the race into the previous stopover at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, disaster struck Roger Langevin and Henriette LeMay's Open 50 Branec III as they were en route to Lowestoft when they ran into a coaster while sailing down the east coast of the UK. There was no serious damage, but it took the French couple some time to sort out themselves out and they arrived in Lowestoft at 23:34 on Monday, 13 hours hours behind the present leaders.

Arrival times into Lowestoft:
24 June
Mollymawk - 10:28:30
Pegasus - 20:11:25
Branec III - 23:34:30
25 June
Syllogic - 00:53:01
J-Action - 20:15:10
26 June
Hayai - 02:28:36
Audacious - 15:12:00

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