24 February 2017

New LandRoverBAR Race Boat Video & RORC Caribbean 600 Report

R1 Takeoff - Land Rover BAR's America's Cup Class race boat:

Video above published Feb 23, 2017: From Portsmouth inception to her first flight in Bermuda on 11th February, the story behind LandRover BAR's R1 design, build, on the water testing and meticulous construction.
RORC Caribbean 600 Race Report, Antigua:

MOD70 Nail-Biter--Multihull Line Honours for Phaedo3--While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking Multihull Line Honours.

George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours. This year was George David's third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat, Rambler 100 in 2011 remains intact for another year.

Bella Mente crossed the finish line just 14 minutes ahead of Proteus to set the bar for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy which will be awarded at the Prize Giving to the yacht scoring the best time under the IRC Rating Rule.

More info:  JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Starts in Antigua, Feb 20

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