Today after some wait for Hurricane Bertha to pass, started the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race has started. Despite the delays for Bertha to pass, and with less than 12 hours since the race started there have already been 2 retirements. Sir Robin Knox-Johnson’s Open 60, Grey Power, split the mainsail and Concise 8’s mainsail track is coming off the mast.
The tri-maran, OmanSail-Musandam, is doing 25 knots towards the North Sea having left Sunderland to the West (at the time of writing). The Volvo-65s are to the east of Hull having their own battle.
We are following with anticipation the race and it seems that the conditions are right for OmanSail-Musandam to break the course record.