Emily Nagel’s Mirpuri still in the hunt for class honours on final leg of Ocean Race Europe
Emily Nagel and her Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team colleagues remained thick in the hunt for class honours on day two of the final leg of the Ocean Race Europe.
At press time yesterday, the Portuguese-based team were shown in second, a little more than over three nautical miles behind VO65 class leaders Sailing Poland, with AkzoNobel Ocean Racing in third.
Overnight leaders Team Childhood-I, helmed by multiple America’s Cup winner Simeon Tienpont, slipped to fourth after a tactical gamble backfired.
Yesterday saw the fleet rarely break ten knots in the predicted light winds as they continued their passage through the Mediterranean to the finish in Genoa, Italy.
The benign conditions forced the fleet to split as crews gambled on which route to take to avoid sailing into the myriad of wind holes scattered across the region.
The fleet is estimated to arrive in Genoa on Thursday, based on the forecast.