On Saturday, Tilmar Hansen's Elliot 52 "Outsider" was fifth across the finish line off Grenad. Dlagen 3398 nautical miles behind the crew. The team had no chance against the bigger competition in the sailed time, the supermaxi "CQS" of the Swede Ludde Ingvall had already crossed the finish line in the middle of the week.
The super maxi "CQS" on the last nautical miles
But how good the performance actually was in terms of sport is shown later in the calculation. "Outsider" took first place in the ORC overall ranking, in which eleven yachts were measured, around a day and a half ahead of "CQS".
In the overall IRC ranking with 18 boats, "Outsider" is in third place and is therefore also the best German yacht.
Mathias Müller von Blumencron (2nd from left) and the crew of the "Red"
There are three more German yachts, "Broader View Hamburg", "HaspHamburg" and "Bank von Bremen". These were still in the race early in the morning and there were only a few minutes between them, so there may still be shifts.
The second German yacht at the finish this morning was the Class 40 "Red" from Mathias Müller von Blumencron, which brought 3435 nautical miles into the wake with a crew of only four and took 15 days and 20 hours for it. He clearly won the duel with Bertold Brinkmann's second German Class 40 "MarieJo", which had not yet crossed the finish line.
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This article was modified on 13.12.0217