First ships crossing finish line

Today, American modified Volvo 70 Warrior has taken Line Honours in the Antigua Bermuda Race 2018. Warrior crossed the finish line at 07:57:48 local time Bermuda. With her enormous pace of over 14 knots average speed, Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days 18 hours 32 minutes an 48 seconds.   

After an intense drag race of 935 miles, the German Team of Varuna was second over the line, finishing at 10:57 local time Bermuda. Being 13 foot shorter than Warrior, Varuna has shown incredible performance in keeping up with the turbo-charged Volvo 70. At the moment Warrior is in first place under CSA-Handicap whilst Varuna holds handicap victory under IRC at the moment.

 

Winner of AAR-Westbound Teasing Machine is expected to cross the finish line as third team. The French crew of Eric de Turkheim is currently battling light winds that make a take upon overall handicap victory less likely as the time-window is slowly beginning to close. 

Further to the west of Teasing Machine sails German Class40 Iskareen. The yacht led by skipper Arnt Bruhns chose a more westerly course early on and are thus benefitting from more favorable wind-conditions despite the longer sailed distance.

Iskareen is on par with the J/V 52 Haspa Hamburg with the latter holding off fellow HVS-rivals on Broader View Hamburg on elapsed time. However, as Broader View Hamburg holds a slight rating advantage on Haspa Hamburg, this race within the race is far from over.

 Stay in touch by the AAR social media channels and the Antigua Bermuda Race Trackers!

 

Photo: Ryan Breymaier

 

 

Line Honours - Warrior

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