Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alegre, Beau Geste, Pace all retire in Rolex Fastnet Race

Beau Geste (HKG), the Farr 80 co-skippered by Karl Kwok and Jim Swartz has been forced to retire from the Rolex Fastnet Race after suffering a ‘structural problem’ while mid-away across the Celtic Sea en route to the Fastnet Rock.
Beau Geste Photo: Daniel Forster/Rolex
Andres Soriano's Mills 68 Alegre (GBR) has also retired with unspecified damage. Both boats are now heading back towards Land’s End.
Alegre Photo: Daniel Forster/Rolex
Another high profile retirement the TP52 Pace (GBR) has returned to her berth in the Hamble with mast problems. In the Class 40s GryphonSolo2 (USA) also pulled out and has retired to Dartmouth with sail damage.

Lulu Roseman

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