Skippered by Alex Thomson, Gunboat 68 TOSCA wins the RORC Caribbean 600, finishing with a corrected time of 2 days, 15 hours 29 minutes and 30 seconds. Thomson and his crew claimed overall honours for the multihull division in a tightly fought battle.
Tosca is a perfect boat to do this race,” commented Alex Thomson, “you have the comfort of a superyacht and the speed of a Volvo 70. Tosca has a great crew and together we really understand how to improve the boat’s performance. We are really chuffed to win the MOCRA Class, it is a milestone for this boat”, he continued.
In IRC Zero, Jim and Kate Murray’s Pac52 Callisto claimed second place with Doyle Sails Grand Prix expert Justin Ferris onboard, supported by Doyle Sails San Francisco’s Bill Colombo. Callisto was followed closely by Stefan Jentzsch’s Botin 56 Black Pearl. Callisto also hoisted the prestigious Bella Mente trophy for the first manually-powered monohull to finish the race.
Doyle Sails expert Stu Bannatyne sailed with Tulitketu who suffered significant damage to their foil within hours of the start and were forced to withdraw.
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