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Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin Moves Up to Third in Golden Globe Yacht Race

26th August 2018
Gregor McGuckin with his vintage Biscay 36 ketch Hanley Energy Endurance at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire before departing for the start on July 1st at Les Sables d’Olonne of the Golden Globe Race Gregor McGuckin with his vintage Biscay 36 ketch Hanley Energy Endurance at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire before departing for the start on July 1st at Les Sables d’Olonne of the Golden Globe Race Photo: W M Nixon

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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