Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy is expected to take line honours in the Sevenstar Round Britain Race later today. The British skipper's team was just 46 nautical miles from the Cowes finish line at 1100 BST Monday 20 August. Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger was 75 miles from the finish, but has a broken forestay. Concise 8 is continuing racing under a reduced sail plan. The RORC media team will have news, pictures and interviews after the teams cross the finish line.
In the battle for the overall win under IRC, Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra is clawing away at the lead of Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro El Velosolex SL Energies Group. The two handed French/Chinese team have an electrical problem which is affecting their ability to use their 'third man' - the autopilot. (Two handed teams are allowed to use an autopilot in the race). Ian Hoddle's Sun Fast 3600, Game On (Virgin Media Business) was 400 miles from the finish, leading IRC Three. Charles Emmett and Tim Winsey's Sigma 36 British Beagle is leading IRC Four.
Can Phil Sharp’s Imerys Clean Energy break the under 40ft World Record for this race and take a hattrick? To keep up-to-date with all the latest news and to follow their progress go to: http://yb.tl/rbni2018