Barry Hurley has won class one – at the first attempt – in the Transatlantic OSTAR race. He crossed the Newport line at 0602 hours this morning (local time). The Cobh debutant declared after crossing the line that the result 'exceeded all his expectations'. Hurley's boat, Dinah, a Jeanneau 35 yacht, made the trip from Plymouth in a time only one hour shy of 21 days. The sole Irish competitor encountered Atlantic storms in the first few days of the voyage that forced many competitors to retire.