22 Oct '12, 8am

Sailing - Rolex Middle Sea Race: Artie takes the high road - Malta Independent Online

The first day of the Rolex Middle Sea Race produced some champagne sailing for the 83-yacht fleet. Virtually the entire fleet made the Sicilian coast before dark enjoying comfortable reaching conditions and a spectacular sunset. However, as the first night drew in, the wind began to fade and the search for breeze started in earnest. Some yachts chose to stay offshore avoiding the effects of land others took the high risk-reward tactic of heading to the shore, where wind sometimes drains off the land. At 0900 local time yesterday, Lee Satariano and Christian Ripard’s J/122 Artie-RTFX was the overall leader of The Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Maltese yacht has managed to keep going through the night and sailed away from the rest of the Class 4 yachts. More significantly, Artie-RTFX was the best placed of all 83 yachts racing after time correction at 0900 on Day Two. Artie-RTFX...

Full article: http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=152306

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