Scarlet Runner skippered by Robert Date crossed the line at 14:17:01 to take Line Honours in the 2015 Melbourne to King Island yacht race.
With 20 – 25 knot westerlies staying in since the start at 4am they have enjoyed excellent conditions and only missed the race record by approximately 30 minutes.
Provisionally they are also likely to take out both measurement handicap divisions, AMS and IRC. The performance handicap division is being hotly contested by Geomatic Allegro, Spirit of Downunder with Yoko coming into contention.
Geomatic Allegro is expected after four o’clock followed by eXtasea and Spirit of Downunder.
– Jennifer McGuigan