23 June 2014

Newport Bermuda Race, Mini-Maxis Shockwave, Bella Mente, Duel for First

Shockwave, Bella Mente Nearly Even; May Finish before Dawn Monday - Newport Bermuda Race: "Hamilton, Bermuda, June 22, 9:30 p.m. In a repeat of their dramatic duel in the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, two 72-foot Mini-Maxis, Shockwave and Bella Mente, are within 2 miles of each other on the final sprint to the  finish of the 635-mile race. So close that they sometimes appeared as one boat on the Pantaenius Tracker, Shockwave was 88.7 miles from the finish at 9:00 and Bella Mente had 90.2 miles to go. A third Mini-Maxi, Caol Ila R, was more than 20 miles behind the two leaders for the race’s first to finish honors..."

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Past Sydney Hobart winner winters well on the Derwent
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J/News Articles: Join Summer Sailstice! Celebrate Sailing!
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