Transatlantic Race latest

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While the oceanic speedsters of the Transatlantic Race 2015 have long since docked after making the 2,800 mile crossing from Newport to The Lizard in just over a week, a thought needs to be spared for the nine boats still at sea. Six of these have been battling the North Atlantic for two and a half weeks, while the back marker of these, Paul Anstey and Craig Rastello’s Florida-based C&C 41, Dizzy, this morning has broken the ‘500 miles to go’ barrier with an ETA at The Lizard of Saturday afternoon.

At the time of writing, the latest boat to cross the finish line off the Lizard point, is Ian Matthews’ Jinja, a French designed and built Pogo 12.5, which her owner describes as being a cruising version of a Class 40, without water ballast and with a shorter rig. Rather than head to Cowes in light winds, Matthews and his crew, mostly a family affair including two sons and a son-in-law, opted to head for their homeport of St. Mawes, opposite Falmouth, close to The Lizard.

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