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Westerly Comes in to Complete the Trio

by Race Committee, July 21st, 2016

After Valkyrie's smashing run to the Finish and a new elapsed time record and Kinetic chasing her all the way in to be in position of a possible Overall win, Westerly completed the trio of boats beating the old record with a finish at 1:32 am HST. Stuart Dahlgren's Santa Cruz 70, sailing for Royal Victoria Yacht Club completed the course in 8 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes, about 5 hours ahead of Grand Illusion's 2000 run. In a year without TP-52s, the whole story would be on Westerly great race to Maui.

It was nice to the the family and local LYC greeting party enthusiastically welcome Westerly into Lahaina harbour about 2:30 am. But it was a nice touch for some of the crew from Kinetic and Valkyrie - Brothers & Sisters in Adventure - staying up to greet the Westerlies and share the stories of the shared wild ride of 2016.


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