Drag races come in different shapes
Day two of the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Yachtrace. So far, the eleven competitors have shown great pace at both ends of the speed-spectrum. While the turbo-charged canting keel yachts “Warrior” (V.O. 70) and “Varuna” (Ker 56) have begun to run away with the race early on, the battle for glory is no less intense in the remainder of the fleet:
“Haspa Hamburg” (J/V 52) and “Iskareen” (Class 40) are separated by only a small margin on line-honors. While “Iskareen” positioned herself to the east of the fleet choosing a longer sailed distance, the crew among skipper Arnt Bruhns is finding more pressure and better angles than here competitors closer to the rhumbline.
On corrected time, team “Varuna” is showing impressive pace, throwing everything they got at the much bigger V.O. 70 “Warrior”. Sitting hot on “Warrior”s heels, “Varuna” is currently in first position overall in IRC-rating. With a 24 hour run of 324 nautical miles – that’s an 13,5 knots average – “Varuna” is expected to finish within the next 24 hours if the breeze remains stable. Will the guys around skipper Jens Kellinghusen manage to stay in striking distance to “Warrior” in order to secure overall handicap victory?
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