behind from the start (OCS) Maximus returned to the
line and faught back to close the gap on Skandia Wild
Thing in the closing stages of the upwind leg making
a pass at a mark just off Poole after a 25 mile beat.
After turning 100ft pair found themselves enjoying winds
of 20 knots and upwards at stages which let ICAP Maximus
open up a lead of almost a mile by the needles.
By the time they reached the finish line 24 gybes
later at 15:33 Maximus had a lead of 8 minuets and
completed the 51nm course in an elapsed time of just
4:23:14. Clearly owners Charles Brown and Bill Buckley
were delighted that they were able to get one up over
the competition ahead of the upcoming Fastnet Race.
A full race report will be posted shortly.
Photo Credit: Polly Durrant - E-Mail: email@example.com