The first 600-mile race of the year through the eyes of THE photographers
The evening of 22 February to the finish line arrived last participant THE Caribbean 600. To complete the 600-mile route that winds through 11 Caribbean Islands, the us team Oyster49 Porthmeor took 4 days, 5 hours, 53 minutes and 29 seconds. The story of what the crews, by contrast, were the most rapid in our photo gallery the most striking images made by the photographers THE last week.
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The battle for a place in the wind
System handicap merciless. Despite the fact that the Italian trimaran Multi 70 Maserati and his American rival MOD 70 Argo the first came at the finish of THE Caribbean 600 and set a new record (a little less than 31 hours), the main prize of the race didn’t get one of these teams.
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Who was lucky? Echelon MOCRA — American crew on the Gunboat 62 Chim Chim. Given the “equalizing” the result 66 hours and 21 minutes, while “bronze” result, Argo — 67 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds. Setting a record race the Italians from Maserati and is rated only 4th place. While in reality, they are ahead of Argo for 7 minutes, with handicap team lost their. The silver went to American crew Bieker 53 Fujin, who finished third in Multihull vessels.
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In the blue sea, white foam… the White Rhino!
Much less dramatic were the results in echelon IRC. The overall winner was the American crew of a Volvo 70 Wizard. Despite the fact that the team was involved in the Caribbean 600 for the first time, even without handicap, she finished third in the fleet race and first among the monotypes. After “adjustment”, when the real-time of 43 hours, 38 minutes, 44 seconds into in 71 hours, 8 minutes and 32 seconds, the team still never gave up its leading position. American crew Carkeek 47 2 White Rhino (pictured) with a score of 81 hours, 29 minutes and 50 seconds occupied among boats trains IRC 7th place.
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There in heaven far
After roll and the waves engulfing the deck, the crew of the White Rhino 2, should be doubly enjoyed the beauty and the harmony of those sunset moments.
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When pleasant is combined with useful
The canadian crew Sws 96 Sorceress finished third among the monotypes and 81 hours, 66 minutes, 34 seconds finished in 8th place in the IRC Overall ranking.
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British butterfly Ker 46 Lady Mariposa finished seventh among the monotypes. Handicap team result 78 hours, 31 minutes and 59 seconds — third in IRC Overall ranking.
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Shades of gray
Whatever the result of the finisher of the team, he is still much better than the annoyance of those who have gone the distance. Such a fate befell 13 of 76 teams at the start of the regatta on 18 February. Mnogokolesny among them was only one — the American Gunboat 60 Arethusa.
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Beyond the horizon
The only Russian team of Mikhail Matarawa, which was in the race for Mobile 53 Anna finished 27th among the monotypes. 600-mile route, the crew overcame in 72 hours, 40 minutes and 39 seconds. An international team under the British flag for the First 40 Optimus Prime, in which the skipper was Russian Yuri Fadeev, crossed the finish line after 83 hours, 59 minutes and 44 seconds after launch. The boat was 46 odnoklubnikom, who returned to Antigua. But the team under the flag of the Cayman Islands, which was led by Russian Viktor Malakhov, prematurely left the race. Shipman 80 Ivanka went from 535 “regulations” 600 nautical miles out from the competition.
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The envy of Roerich
In Class 40 all 3 prizes went to French crews. And they all went the distance in 61 hours, and the first place from the second separated four minutes and the second from the third — and at all two. “Gold” Eärendil (21 minutes, 50 seconds), “silver” Aïna Enfance Et Avenir (photo; 25 minutes, 10 seconds), and “bronze” — Lamotte-Module Création (27 minutes, 43 seconds).
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A drop in the ocean, a pebble at the foot of the mountain
In the virtual regatta, THE Caribbean 600 took first place player from Switzerland “Buddha-BSP”. His boat was the route for 59 hours, 28 minutes and 49 seconds. With a delay of 21 seconds of the second user from Russia “Raketa”. Won “bronze” the Australian “MidnightFoiler” lost to the leader 1 minute and 28 seconds.