Warrior on final approach
The turbocharged Volvo 70 Warrior, sailed by Stephen Murray Jr, has set a blistering pace in the 2018 Antigua to Bermuda Race.
Warrior has covered 770 miles in 45 hours of high speed racing in the Atlantic Ocean and is scheduled to finish the race in the early hours of today.
At 2pm Universal Time Coordinated yesterday, Warrior was under 200 miles from Bermuda.
Jens Kellinghusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna is second on the water, 34 miles behind Warrior and starting to close in on Warrior.
The leading two teams in the race are now experiencing downwind conditions and activity on board will have increased with numerous gybes required to optimise velocity to Bermuda.
High pressure is predicted to arrive for the chasing pack led by Eric de Turckheim’s Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine.
The French team will need to stay in the breeze if they are to have any chance of winning the race after IRC time correction and to lift the Warrior Perpetual Trophy. Chris Stanmore-Major’s Canadian Volvo 60 Challenger is mid-fleet, 550 miles from Bermuda. Stanmore-Major is one of the most experienced sailors in the race.
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