11 Aug '17, 2pm

Rolex Fastnet Race – Three in a row for Night and Day https://t.co/J31DGAWeZ1

Rolex Fastnet Race – Three in a row for Night and Day https://t.co/J31DGAWeZ1

The fight for IRC Four honours was initially between four boats including the lead duo, another JPK 10.10 Richard Fromentin's Cocody and the rather different S&S 41 heavyweight, Harry J Heijst's Winsome. 'The first to separate was Cocody which made a small mistake and after that it was Winsome and from Land's End to the Fastnet it was just the two of us fighting,' recounted Racine. Incredibly, the two nimble JPK 10.10s led the whole IRC fleet at the Fastnet Rock. Racine continued: 'We were very close, but we fell into a wind hole 100m from the Fastnet and stopped for two minutes and they disappeared.' Night and Day is recorded as rounding Fastnet Rock 20 minutes ahead on corrected time and their lead just increased from there. 'Then a patch of light wind was coming from astern, so the boats behind had more difficulty than us, but the boats ahead were gone,' Racine explaine...

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