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Otra Vez and Artie – Dare to Dream

20 October 2014

DAY 3 PM Update 1700 CET At 1700 CET 113 yachts had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. The race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and preparing to turn south with 289 miles to go and is expected to finish the race in the early hours of Wednesday 22 October, which would be well outside the course record. Contenders for the win overall under IRC are emerging. With the vast majority of the fleet past Stromboli, two Maltese yachts are at the top of the leader board. Aaron Gatt Floridia's J/122, Otra Vez and Lee Satariano's J/122, Artie. Conditions are expected to remain light tonight and most of tomorrow. However a significant change is expected on Tuesday evening with the potential for very fast downwind conditions. As much as 30 knots from the northwest are expected, giving the smaller yachts, a fast downwind sleigh ride for the last 300 miles of the race. Italian Focus – Vincenzo On...More

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