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Maximus Takes Line Honours !

[ 18 / 06 / 2005 ]
The day did not start as planned for the 1659 strong fleet with the start being delayed due to light conditions. At 0700 the wind speed in Cowes was almost to light to register at just 0.1 knots but conditions improved quickly and the first fleet got underway at 0740 in a light easterly.

The first progress report showed Nuku Hiva as the first boat to round the needles at 0955 closely followed by Maximus at 0957 and Nuku Hiva II at 0958. Nokia, Stay Calm, Leopard Skandia and Oystercatcher rounded shortly after as the leaders made their way down towards St Catherine's in a 10 knot south-easterly.

By the time the fleet made its way to St Catherine's Point conditions had improved yet again with reports of gusts raging between 11 and 14 knots.

It was short lived however as after rounding the southerly most point of the island the wind eased and the fleet began the second half of the race heading into an easterly breeze of 8 knots.

By 1326 Maximus was leading the pack with Nokia Enigma following in her footsteps. Just 19 minuets later at 1345 Maximus rounded the Bembridge Ledge bouy followed by Nokia Enigma, Leopard of London, Stay Calm, and Pindar leaving just 11.6nm to the finish line.

Shortly after rounding at Bembridge Maximus had made a short trip of 3.9nm to the forts passing through the 7th of the 8 way points that make up the course and setting out on the final 7.7nm run home to the finish with Nokia Enigma still trailing in second place.

After a day of less than ideal sailing conditions Maximus crossed the finish line at 14:51:00 completing the race in 7 hours 1 minuets taking line honours for the first time on her international campaign claiming the Observer Trophy in the process. The second boat home was early leader Nuku Hiva (the first multi home) followed closely by Leopard and Nokia Enigma. With many of the remaining boats yet to finish it is unclear who will win on corrected time. We do know however that the corrected race time for Maximus was recorded as 12:26:51. A full result list will be posted here as it becomes available.

 
Media Room Archives ...
[ 20 / 10 / 2006 ]

Thuraya Maximus Sights Set on Rolex Middle Sea ...........................................................................................................

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[ 10 / 10 / 2006 ]

Le Frustrazione della Trieste! ............................................................................................................................................

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[ 21 / 09 / 2006 ] Paul Cayard Joins Maximus .............................................................................................................................................. [ read article ]
[ 09 / 09 / 2006 ]

Blow Out The Cobwebs Not Batten Down The Hatches .................................................................................................

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[ 08 / 09 / 2006 ]

Spreading your Wild Oats .................................................................................................................................................

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[ 06 / 09 / 2006 ]

Maxi Worlds, Minimum Wind ..............................................................................................................................................

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[ 05 / 09 / 2006 ] More Light Conditions For Day Two .................................................................................................................................. [ read article ]
[ 04 / 09 / 2006 ]

Light Winds Make Heavy Work For Maximus ....................................................................................................................

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[ 03 / 09 / 2006 ] The Worlds Best Gather In Sardinia .................................................................................................................................. [ read article ]
[ 04 / 08 / 2006 ] An Interview With The Maximus Record-Breakers ........................................................................................................... [ read article ]

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