ICAP Leopard rounds Fastnet Rock
01:26:00 ICAP Leopard rounds Fastnet Rock
Mike Slade’s canting keel maxi, rounded the windward mark in the early hours of Tuesday morning and after unfurling their huge spinnaker, set a course back towards Plymouth, at 0300 GMT ICAP Leopard was 240 miles from the finish, averaging 15 knots of boat speed, a north westerly breeze on the giant maxi’s starboard quarter. If the breeze holds out, Slade and his international crew including Brad Jackson and Justin Slattery could be in Plymouth by the afternoon or early evening.
Behind them, Karl Kwok’s Farr 80, Beau Geste and Niklas Zennstrom’s JV 72, RÁN are approaching the Fastnet rock, they are only 6 miles apart and should turn for home around 0400,this morning.