RACE UPDATE as at 0600hrs Wednesday 3 August
David Myer’s Beneteau First 40 Flying Cloud & Alex Seja & Felicity Nelson’s Sydney 36 Supernova are closing in on the finish, passing Surfers Paradise with only a few miles remaining.
Shane Connelly’s J/99 Rum Rebellion (TH), co-skippered by Tony Sutton, is not far astern.
They will be the 40th, 41st & 42nd to complete the race.
That will leave only seven boats still out on the racetrack: Mondo, Wild Oats, She’s the Culprit, Crystal Cutter III, White Bay 6 Azzurro, Reve & Crux (TH).
Mondo heads these, 13NM out from Southport. The tail have just over 30 miles to go & are currently sailing off Cape Byron at 3-4kts in light offshore breeze which is predicted to go north later in the morning.
It was a slow struggle overnight.
Prizegiving will be at Southport Yacht Club, 1100hrs this morning.
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