Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Out of the storm

LOKI, AUS, abandoned in the Golfo di Castallammare after losing her rudder. We have heard that see has gone up on the rocks and is in pieces and we have also heard that she is still floating!
We will have to wait and see what has happen! The crew is safe!

RAMBLER emerges from the storm

Photo by: Rolex / Kurt Arrigo/ Carlo Borlenghi
As three more yachts crossed the finish line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2007 to rapturous applause from the crowd gathered at the Royal Yacht Club, the big news is that George David's Rambler (USA) has added Overall Winner on handicap to the Line Honours trophy and Course Record secured yesterday. The treble was last achieved in 2000 by Zephyrus IV, whose Course Record has been so emphatically crushed by Rambler.The first of the three boats to finish today was the 66-foot Rubino (GBR) at 11.51 this morning, over 24-hours after Rambler slid through the line in Marsamxett Harbour. Rubino was followed 15-minutes later by Roaring Forty - a forty-foot yacht sailed by four Belgians. Rubino and Roaring Forty have enjoyed a close race for much of the course rarely separated by more than a few miles over the whole 607 nautical mile course. Vineta (GER) was fourth boat home at 2.16pm. Full story @ regattanews.com