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Tassie Trio Westcoaster - Line honours to eXtasea

by John Curnow on 30 Dec 2011
eXtasea slips up the Derwent - ORCV Tassie Trio Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com
eXtasea, skippered by ORCV Committee Member, Paul Buchholz, has taken Line Honours in the 40th running of the mighty Heemskirk Westcoaster.

At 07:37:08 this morning eXtasea crossed the Battery Point finish line. The reigning ORCV Offshore Champion also holds IRC and AMS, provisionally.

Performance Handicap was also part of that equation until earlier this morning, so it will be interesting to see if the fickle breezes return that particular title back to eXtasea and allow them the complete sweep to really stamp their mark on this historic event.

Paul said of his boat and crew's great win, 'A lot of us have been together for 20 years doing these wonderful races, so it is marvellous to take out the 40th Westcoaster. We had a wonderful trip and it certainly was hard yards early on. It was our plan to go East and come out behind Three Hummock Island, which we did and had around 2.5knots of current going with us. Think we got a bit of a boost there, which we grabbed and we marched on from that point. It is an amazing race down the West coast and the scenery is terrific, with plenty of tides, rocks and wind changes to keep you all very much thinking as you go. Many thanks to the sensational crew, who make it such a joy to be out there.'

In second place is Tevake II, who at midday still had 14nm left to run, with Spirit of Downunder just 2.5nm astern of them.Over on the Eastcoaster, XLR8 came in at 10:41:55 and then The 40s are coming, led by Chikara Outlaw who are 12nm away with Bandit, Dry White and Halcyon continuing the Beneteau Battle.

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