The Kid had the spinnaker up for the entire course, with the breeze bottoming out at 16-17 knots.

Distressed British yachtswoman, Susie Goodall, has been successfully rescued by the cargo ship MV Tian Fu.

This Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December Black Jack, Comanche, InfoTrack and Wild Oats XI will battle for Line Honours in the two-passage race series for the CYCA Trophy.

The Cookson 50 is well-placed to take handicap honours despite battling technical issues in the early part of the race.

Kuka3 was showing an impressive turn of speed on the YB Tracker, averaging over 14 knots, and presumably surfing down Atlantic rollers at some pace.

Out of the twenty skippers that set off from Saint-Malo, five were unfortunately forced to retire while eleven completed the race without stopping and four others carried out pit stops.

The bulk carrier MV Tian Fu should reach Susie at 5.00am (UTC) on Friday morning and will attempt a rescue as soon as it gets light.

IDEC Sport will be aiming to tackle six major records including four new race courses between India and China, before they have a go on the way back at the legendary Clipper route from Hong-Kong to London.

Winning bidders will receive a guest spot aboard InfoTrack (two positions), Black Jack, Naval Group, Scallywag, Wild Oats X and Wild Oats XI for the race, with all money donated to the CYCA's Safety of Life at Sea Trusts.

The Baltic 130, owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana, completed the 3000 mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 10 days 5 hrs 47 mins 11 secs.

Australian Mark Sinclair is 135 nm SW of Adelaide and is down to his last six litres of fresh water.

No yacht has won back-to-back Tattersall Cups for over 50 years.

The multihull prize giving has concluded. My Song is currently ahead of record pace for the monohull race record and hot favourite for the IMA Trophy for Monohull Line Honours.

"It was very tight and just fantastic to be with PowerPlay in the ocean for so many days - and so close together," winner Giovanni Soldini said.

Comanche got the record - Ichi Ban looking good for another overall win.