Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean 600’
Whaddya get when you put the youngest-ever winning skipper of the Volvo Ocean Race together with one of America’s best skippers on a J/V 72 with enough time on the water now for the kinks to be worked out? At the moment, Terry Hutchinson and Moose Sanderson have helped Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente to a current 1st overall, 1st in class, and less than a mile behind the all-conquering Rambler 90 in one of the world’s most enjoyable races. Track them here, and there’s just a few hours left for one lucky guesser to win a bottle of Oracle Team USA alum and Antigua native Shannon Falcone’s home-brewed rum; we’re not sure it’s legal, but Shannon vowed on his Facebook page to send a bottle to whoever can get closest to the correct line honors boat and closest finish time, but you have to get it in before noon PST today (that’s in a few hours). Check it out here and thanks to forss for the heads up in the thread. Tim Wright photo.
February 25th, 2014 by admin
It’s the only race of this distance that’s been consistently growing over the past few years, with the most diverse fleet of 100+ footers racing anywhere in the world. The course is gorgeous, the start/finish venue at the Antigua YC is spectacular, and the folks that run it are as helpful as can be. What more is there to say? Super-schooner Adela looks to have taken the Spirit of Tradition trophy, while the perpetually top performing canting 50 Privateer leads Bella Mente on CSA at the moment with the roles reversed under IRC. Phaedo couldn’t pull out the handicap victory over the ass-hauling Paradox, though not for lack of trying; we’ve never seen a Gunboat sailed quite so much like an ocean racing cat. The Yellowbrick tracker is the best spot to check overall results; look for the ‘leaderboard’ tab on the bottom left of the screen.
February 21st, 2013 by admin