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Rory MacDougal
Apologies if this is old news for you I've been avidly following Rorys progress across the Atlantic,now towards the end of his second week & having had at least two storm periods.Fantastic guy- it goes without saying that its huge bravery, commitment & skill,yet he's so unassuming about it all.And still no motor on board! Rory has contributed a lot of knowledge of these boats & I hope he gets the recognition he so richly deserves.Wish him a safe passage with fair winds ,plenty of supplies and all the rest he needs and that he still wants to sail Cookie when he safely reaches shore.
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I've been following the race as well. In the lead up to the race there were 7 Catamaran entries and 1 Proa, but Cookie is the only multihull that started. You can follow Rory on his Blog at http://roryandcookie.blogspot.com/ It's been a hard race so far. From the 24 starters 6 are listed as retired. According to RaceTrack (http://www.oceanracetrack.com/default.aspx) Rory and Cookie are in 5th place, but not all the competitors have their positions listed. Barry
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Judging from the automated race tracker, Rory is very nearly in Providence and should arrive Saturday if the fickle winds decide to grace him a little longer. He is in excellent position be the first boat to arrive, which would be a great endorsement of the speed and seaworthiness of the Tiki 21. (Not to mention Rory's seamanship and good luck in completing a very tough Challenge!)
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What I find amazing is that after 34 days and 3,000 miles the first 2 boats, a 21 ft catamaran and a 25 ft monohull, are only a few miles apart. When I've sailed round to a nearby cove with another boat, we've not been so close. It's been a tough challenge this time. They've had a lot of bad weather and many retirements. I think all the competitors have done a fantastic job. Well done everyone. Especially Rory in a tiny Tiki 21. The only catamaran in the event.
Anonymous (not verified)
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Great News. First 2 boats finish 2.5 hours apart. Rory second. Third boat is not too far behind. Well done.