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Newport to Bermuda Race - IRC Results

You can find the IRC results for the 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race here:


(June 17, 2012) - After the start of 164 boats in the 635nm Newport Bermuda Race on Friday, six boats had finished as of 1800 Sunday, each of them breaking an elapsed time course record.

First to finish was the 90-foot Reichel/Pugh Rambler owned by George David (Hartford, Conn.), averaging 16.06 knots down the course in a time of 39 hours, 39 minutes, 18 seconds to break two records. She clipped 9 hours off the course record set in 2004 for Open Division boats by Morning Glory (which averaged 13.06 knots), and 14 hours off the record for Lighthouse Division (professionally-crewed) boats set by Roy Disney's Pyewacket in 2003 (averaging 11.8 knots).

The early finishers described high-speed, rough, wet conditions on the long, fast reach in the fresh northeast wind that prevailed from start to finish. A series of rain squalls welcomed the lead boats near the finish, with gusts up to 50 knots winds that pushed the boat to over 20 knots off St. Davids Head.

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