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Two-Handers Up the Pace
Ian Hoddle’s Figaro II, Rare, have used their Code Zero to good effect covering 146 miles in the last 24 hours, more than any of the six other yachts still racing. Rare‘s Conrad Manning reports that the pink hull seems to be attracting a number of visitors as he explained by text message. “More dolphins and these ones have kids too!”. Liam Coyne, racing Two-Handed with Brian Flahive on First 36.7, Lula Belle, is making good speed across the Celtic Sea. The Irish pair are leading IRC Four and the Two-Handed Class with 360 miles to go. Werner Landwehr’s Figaro II, Dessert D’Alcyone, was 35 miles from the Fastnet Rock at 0900 BST, having covered 140 miles in the last 24 hours.