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11/22 - 13h00

Mura on course for second, Sir RKJ giving chase

Andrea Mura has the upper hand in the duel for second place but he is still slowed at Basse Terre, making less then 3kts of boat speed at times. The winner of the 2010 Rhum Class race is struggling in the light breezes in the lee of the island but should free himself soon, but come what may his 2010 race record for the course is the only one of the five classes which will remain unbroken this edition.  Mura made the 3542 miles passage on the same boat, his 14 year old Umberto Felci designed Open 50 Vento di Sardegna, in 19d 9h 40h 30s but that mark expired yesterday evening.

The 50 year old solo skipper from Cagliari, Sardinia who won the Quebec-St Malo and the Twostar with the boat in 2012, is about 15 miles ahead of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Grey Power, who passed La Tete a L'Anglais earlier this morning and was still making 6kts.
Speaking early this morning he said: "I think second is gone for me right now. I shall be absolutely ecstatic with third. And I don't mind being beaten by two sailors who have both sailed an excellent race." 

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Sir Robin's In The Pink on Grey Power, finished third!

Sir Robin's In The Pink on Grey Power, finished third!

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finishes third in Rhum Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Solo Transatlantic Race. Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the 3542 miles solo race from Saint-Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.