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Noumea Race Day 8- - Elysium finishes Update @ 1230hrs

by Richard Gladwell on 9 Jun 2012
Elysium at the start of the Evolution Sails Sail Noumea 2012 race © Richard Gladwell www.richardgladwell.com

Humphrey Sherratt and his Elysium crew crossed the finish line in Noumea this morning bringing their Evolution Sails Sail Noumea 2012 race to an end. The 46ft Elliott Tourer completed the course in 6 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 6 seconds.

Three boats are now left racing, and are about 190nm from the finish, sailing from 7.6 to 9.2kts

Crew member Richard MacAllister said it was a longer than expected trip by two days but Elysium never experienced more than 45 knots of wind.

Humphrey's son Jack was on board and said that he 'hugged the bath mat' for a while during the race.

Ken Ormandy, who is supposed to be on his honeymoon, said the racing lamb shanks dinner (with bone removed to save weight) were excellent! Yes, Ken is meant to be on his honeymoon. He, along with two other crew members are on their way to the aiport to head back to Auckland this morning.

Last night three more boats finished, M1, Steinlager 2 and Bullrush, after the RP42 Rikki finished around 1620hrs local time.

The three remaining boats are expected to finish within the next 24 hours






Evolution Sails Sail Noumea 2012 – Positions at a Glance

 Time: 1230hrs June 8, 2012 

Line Position

 

Boat

Type

Speed

Distance to Finish

1

 

TeamVodafone Sailing

ORMA 60

Finished

0

2

 

V5

TP52

Finished

0

3

 

Akatea

Cookson 50

Finished

0

4

 

Kia Kaha

TP52

Finished

0

5

 

Rikki

RP42

Finished

0

6

 

M1

Ross

Finished

0

7

 

Steinlager2

Farr83

Finished

0

8

 

Bullrush

Elliott 12

Finished

0

9

 

Elysium

Elliott Tourer

Finished

0

10

 

Iolanthe

First 51

8.6kts

188nm

11

 

Bonaparte

Beneteau 50

7.9kts

173nm

12

 

Blizzard

Farr 44

8.8kts

204nm

 Retired  Icebreaker Ker 40 Retired - Norfolk Island 

Retired

 

Cotton Blossom 2

Farr

In Opua

 

Retired

 

Carerra

Marten 49

En route to Auckland

 

Retired

 

Starlight Express

Davidson 55

Retired - Norfolk Island

 

Retired

 

Beau Geste

Farr 80

Retired – Norfolk Island

 

 

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