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Baranowski's 'I Love Poland' Takes Middle Sea Race Monohull Line Honours

21st October 2020
I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski Credit: Kurt Arrigo/Rolex

I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 11:58:05 CEST today (Wednesday 21st October) in an elapsed time of 3 days, 23 hours 58 minutes 5 seconds.

Baranowski, claimed a dramatic line honours title following the closest finish in recent race history. She arrived a little over three minutes ahead of rival entry E1, also from Poland and another VO70. The two crews enjoyed a memorable duel over the final ten miles, effectively match racing towards the finish line.

The race record remains the time of one day, 23 hours, 55 minutes and three seconds set by the American yacht Rambler in 2007.

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