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Minis Near Fastnet Rock

15th June 2010
Minis Near Fastnet Rock

The remaining Minis in the Mini Fastnet Race are approaching the Fastnet Rock this morning, with a line of six boats all within four miles of one another at the head of the fleet in a dying breeze.

Upwards of fifteen boats turned for shore before the fleet rounded Wolf Rock, with heavy airs in the English Channel taking their toll on the 21-footers. 

Out in front, it's still Groupama techie Yann Riou and his co-skipper Guillaume Le Brec pushing hard in front, making close to eight knots on a beam reach to the rock. 

The race tracker is visible HERE and is worth a look. Enjoy the playback function, where you can see the race unfold in fast-forward.

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