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Spirit gaining ground

Local sloop Spirit of Bermuda gained considerable ground on the leaders during the second full day of racing in the Marion Bermuda Race. Spirit of Bermuda was travelling along at 9.8 knots just above the rhumb line and was located some 244 nautical miles from the St David’s Head finish line.Spirit are high. As the crew gets to know one another better, and the shifts settle into their routine, we share good natured humour and cheer.”Alice Kay, the only other local boat in the fleet of 34, was shown in 23rd travelling along at 7.2 knots and was located 292.8 miles from the finish. The Hinckley Bermuda 40 is currently third in Class C and is being helmed by George Cubbon one of several skippers making their Marion Bermuda Race debuts this year.Shindig, which was located some 142 miles from the finish but limping along at less than three knots. Lady B could close the gap further by daybreak today to set up a potentially exciting two-boat sprint to the finish. Lady B is currently travelling along at a healthy 7.7 knots and is 169 miles from the finish line.Kismet which is moving along at 8.6 knots and is 210 miles from the finish line. Integrity is leading Class B while the Sea Sprite 34 Roust continues to set the pace among the Class C entries.

At 9pm on Sunday the sole entry in the Classic Yacht Division was shown in sixth in the race for line honours, according to the online Yellowbrick tracking map.

With skipper Preston Hutchings at the helm,

“We have begun to settle into sea life,” stated the boat’s navigator Larry Rosenfeld. “Those prone to seasickness are feeling better and we all move about the ship more nimbly. We are developing our sea legs.

“The spirits on

Meanwhile,

Leading the overall fleet is the Andrew 68,

At this rate, second placed yacht

Third in the race for line honours is the Morris 48

The J 120 Alibi currently leads the Class A yachts,

Follow all the yachts at home or on mobile devices with the proper app via the YellowBrick tracker programme available on the Marion Bermuda Race website (www.marionbermuda.com).

Positions are updated every hour on the hour on the YellowBrick tracking map.

Spirit on the way to Bermuda.

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Published June 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm (Updated June 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm)

Spirit gaining ground

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