Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin with the Biscay 36 ketch Hanley Energy Endurance has been piling on the miles today in the Golden Globe non-stop Round the World Race, moving up to third overall with a day’s run of 158 miles, the best in the fleet writes W M Nixon. Veteran skipper Jean-Luc van den Heede continues far in the lead with his Rustler 36 Matmut and is well past the Cape of Good Hope. But thanks to holding a position to the west of the fleet, McGuckin had moved steadily up the rankings as they made the long haul southward in the South Atlantic.
Mark Slats – also with a Rustler 36 – will be next past the Cape, but McGuckin – far to the south and making better speed – is firming up his placing in third while the bulk of the fleet are slowed back astern of him in lighter winds many miles to the northwest.
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