Coming to the end of the jubilee, the 40th race Rolex Middle Sea Race. Curious events occurred in the bulk division – IRC 6, which competed 25 boats.
Last year, recall that in this division won our JPK 10.80 Rossko Timothy Zhbankova. The Russian team was ahead then French JPK 10.80 Solenn Louis Gerard adjusted the time by 30 minutes.
Now the two teams switched places. Solenn – first place in the division, Rossko second. The lag-adjusted time – just 4 seconds! At a distance of over 600 nautical miles!!!
“Almost the whole race we were like connected to each other by an invisible rope, – said after the race, Gerard. To come forward could only the finish. But four hundredths of a second… All this, of course, amazing!”