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Line honours for Alive in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

by RHKYC Media 20 Oct 2017 12:30 BST 20 October 2017

Australian entry, Phillip Turner's Reichel Pugh 66 Alive sailed into Nha Trang, Vietnam this afternoon on a two sail reach, popping their kite at the cardinal mark just before the finish to take the Line Honours for the 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. Currently, Alive is 3rd in IRC Overall with a corrected time of 79h 21m 52s on her elapsed time of 50h 11m 56s; a mere 15m 35s outside of their 2015 race time.

The next boat expected to arrive is Matteo Savelli's Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino who is currently leading in IRC Racer 0 and IRC Racer Overall. Mascalzone Latino tactician Adrian Stead, a well-known international sailor who has competed in the America's Cup and the Olympics was interviewed before the race kicked off in Hong Kong; "The Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race is a pretty hard core offshore and it starts in a great place. The boat is on its way to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December and we saw this as a great opportunity to tick the race off of our bucket list. Handicap honours are our goal. We know that we have to keep the boat together; we have to push it hard; we also have to know when to back off the breeze and not hit or get tangled up in anything."

The IRC Racer 2 division which started 25 hours before the rest of the fleet, are expected to arrive next, with the first Russian entry to compete in the Race - Alexander Vodovatov's First 40 CR No Applause, arriving shortly before Nick Southward's J-109 Whisky Jack who is currently in the lead in IRC Racer 2.

With the majority of the fleet expected to arrive tonight and early next morning hours, keep up with the updates on the a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/rhkycCCRW/">China Coast Race Week Facebook page.

More information on the event website, www.chinacoastraceweek.com

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