RACE 13: NOVA SCOTIA TO CORK, IRELAND
NEW YORK EXTENDS LEAD ON QINGDAO
LIVERPOOL 08 FIGHTS HARD FOR FOURTH PODIUM
FIRST BOATS EXPECTED IN CORK SATURDAY MORNING
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With the strong and steady winds that the fleet has enjoyed over the last 24 to 36 hours and with the favourable winds set to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours the revised ETA for the leading yachts into Cork Ireland is now Saturday morning. These last couple of days of racing have been very fast and very wet for the ten teams, with average speeds being above 12 knots and top speeds being in the high teens. The fast reaching conditions that the teams have been experiencing has required 100 percent focus from the helms and trimmers onboard whilst wave after wave is thrown across the deck. The testing conditions have seen 45 knot winds driving horizontal rain across the decks and made the last stages of this Atlantic race a real roller
coaster ride for the crews.