The absolute winner of the regatta, THE Transatlantic Race is recognized as the Swiss crew Kuka 3. The team finished in Grenada on December 6 with the actual time of 12 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes and 35 seconds. After the correction the result was 16 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds. The team also took first place in the echelon of the IRC.
His victory, the Swiss have certainly earned. Their captain Franco Niggeler
(Franco Niggeler) — for the first time crossed the Atlantic, and during the transition
on Board in addition to the technical problems happened and a small
“Pit stop at Cape Verde was as “Formula 1″! Very
fast: four hours to replace the battery and several cables. Five
days before the finish we were on Board fire, which we did very
well. We went up on deck and have used your
with a fire extinguisher. Whatever it was, we had no communication for a few days
and it was indeed a serious test for us,” said the skipper
team Roberto “Chani” Bermudez de Castro (Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro).
According to Franco Niggeler, is the leadership of the skipper led the team to success.
“The crew Kuka was fantastic. We had a terrific skipper Chaney,
who made us a real team. We grow under his leadership.
When there was something wrong, we just fought and tried harder. So
and solved problems,” said Niggeler.
The British crew of the Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep participating in the regatta, THE Transatlantic Race that finished on the morning of December 11, made up the list of winners and runners-up. The small boat fleet competing in the echelon of the IRC, a long time passed with such speed that, in theory, after adjusting the time, could overtake Kuka 3. But in the end the team failed, and “Black sheep” remained second.
The way from the Canary Islands they crossed for 16 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes and 7 seconds. After the correction time was 17 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes and 16 seconds for almost a day more than the winners.
The biggest yacht race fleet, Italian, Baltic 130 My Song that finished on December 4 and set the speed record of the regatta for monohull vessels, the IRC rating is now only third.
Although her actual time was 10 days 5 hours, after the correction in the table of results is 18 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes and 13 seconds. That’s 13 hours more than the Black Sheep.
In the train the Class 40, where it competed in all three teams, the Norwegian crew of the Hydra after the pit stop at Cape Verde still managed to win silver at the French aboard the Sirius. First place winner French team Eärendil finished the night with 8 on 9 December, after 13 days, 16 hours, 10 minutes and 18 seconds path. Hydra arrived in Grenada after almost two days after that 15 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes and 23 seconds, and Sirius — even a day later (their time — 16 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes and 26 seconds).