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Conor Fogerty & Simon Knowles Off to Good Start in Sevenstar B & I Marathon

12th August 2018
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Conor Fogerty & Simon Knowles Off to Good Start in Sevenstar B & I Marathon

The Howth Yacht Club duo of Conor Fogerty and Simon Knowes are off to a good start in both the Two-Handed division and overall in the 1805-mile RORC Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, which started at noon off Cowes with an eastbound first leg out of the Solent, and then headed west round the south of the Isle of Wight with the next turn beyond the Isles of Scilly. Progress was initially fast in a brisk southerly, but the wind is now veering and easing, and the Fogerty/Knowles team in the Sunfast 3600 Bam! are back to 8.9 knots, having been recording 11 at one stage.

On IRC handicap they lead the Two-Handed Division and IRC 3, staying narrowly ahead of sister-ship Game On (Ian Hoddle & Ollie Wyatt) and well clear of Tigris, the third Sunfast 3600. The pace on the water is being set by the strong Class 40 division, with Volvo Round Ireland Race star Corum (Nicolas Troussel) currently fleet leader on the water.

Race Tracker here http://yb.tl/rbni2018

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