Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giraglia Rolex Cup Fleet Parked

The 190 yachts competing in the Giraglia Rolex Cup endured a frustrating night at sea as light winds ensured relatively little progress was made during the evening hours.
Alegre Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The breeze is expected to increase during the course of today as the yachts head towards Genoa however the arrival time of the first boat is currently predicted for the early hours of Friday morning.
Esimit Europa 2 Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
At 11:15 CEST on Thursday morning, leading yacht Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) confirmed that they were one hour and twenty minutes from the Giraglia rock, travelling at 8.9 knots and some 95.5- nautical miles from Genoa. Esimit are being followed in close pursuit by Alegre (GBR), some 10.1-nautical miles behind, and Jethou (GBR), a further 3.1-nautical miles after Alegre. These three yachts have held the leading positions for well over twelve hours.
Sagamore Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
According to the tracker, the following yachts are leading on handicap: Sagamore (USA), Mistral-Loisirs (FRA), Flying Cloud (ITA), Chestress 2 (ITA), followed by 2009’s ORC corrected time winner, Aurora (ITA).

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