Class40 Eärendil has joined the AAR
Photo: Tim Wright/RORC
The Class40 Division of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta gets bigger. The latest entry of the AAR Eastbound is Eärendil with Skipper Catharine Pourre. The Class40 Division now includes 4 competitors. Pourre is the first female Class40 Skipper. Besides the German Melanie Aalburg, the Skipper of the SKWB youth training vessel „Bank von Bremen“, Pourre is the second female skipper in this race.
With Eärendil a new high quality competitor has joined the race. The French skipper has won the Class40 division for the RORC Caribbean 600, setting a new record for the 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands.
Eärendil took line honours for the eight-strong Class40 Division in an elapsed time of 2 days 13 hours and 15 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Gonzalo Botin's Spanish Tales II in 2016 by over three hours.
Eärendil, with a French, Spanish and Italian crew won the Class40 division for this year's race by just under three hours. Louis Burton's BHB was second in class and NRV – Skipper Arnt Bruhns racing his German Class40 "Iskareen" was third.
Pourre's Eärendil and Arnt and Soenke Bruhn's Iskareen will meet again at the AAR starting line at Bermuda.
The AAR Entry List heats up again. Who's next?
AUDIO interview dockside with Catherine Pourre by RORC Race Reporter Louay Habib.