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Ned Collier-Wakefield’s MOD-70 Concise finally took one away from the all-conquering Phaedo, beating the incredible Round The Island record the green boat set last year by just 1 minute over the 50 mile course (Phaedo is busy getting ready for the ORMA/MOD showdown in this month’s Transpac).  Concise’s time of 2:22 (with a top recorded speed of 44 knots!) nearly halves the leading monohull’s 4-plus hours in a near-perfect multihull breeze – a breeze that got even the slowest boat in the huge 1342-boat fleet moving well in England’s signature regatta.

This event is so big that it’s got a 69-page results book, and you can dig into the details here.  Photo from Mark Lloyd/Team Concise.  If you hated watching those overgrown beach cats in Bermuda and lament the loss of multihull racing from ‘the pinnacle’ of the sport, you’ll absolutely love this completely free, Matt Sheahan-commentated, nearly 5-hour long broadcast from the starting line of the RTI.

July 3rd, 2017 by admin

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Lighter C600 conditions this year mean that Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo is well off their 2015 record-setting pace, but they’ll be enjoying it more this year with some real competition. At the moment, Thornburg’s having a monster battle with Ned Collier-Wakefield’s Mich Desj-crewed Concise, with the green boat holding a tiny lead as they approach the infamous dead zone under Guadeloupe.  The secret to Phaedo’s lead?  Maybe it’s the hardest working man in offshore racing – Rob Greenhalgh – seen hiking his ass over the hull of the MOD like it’s his Exocet Moth.  Photo to thanks to Rachel Fallon-Langdon (and congratulations to a couple of our favorites on their marriage!).

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

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Bang! goes the gun for the Caribbean 600; is anything quite as pretty as a big fleet of big boats racing into the tropical blue sea? Nice editing work from the RORC guys on this start video from yesterday; track ’em and watch the rolling leaderboard here. Argue about the race, monohulls and multihulls, and what an asshole Mr. Clean is here.

For bonus coverage, check out Comanche bowman Shannon Falcone, publishing short vids during the race on Instagram.


February 23rd, 2016 by admin

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