Sunday, 21 June 2009

RTI 2009: STOP PRESS - Russell Coutts Finishes Second in the 2009 Round the Island Race in the UK

Extreme 40s line up before the start of this year's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Image copyright Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co/onEdition

by SailRaceWin and Flavia Bateson

The first boat to cross the finishing line of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2009 is the Extreme 40 Oman Sail Masirah. Twenty-nine seconds later, Team Aqua, helmed by Russell Coutts, finished.

After over six hours of racing there were just a few seconds between the finishing times of the boats. Oman Sail Masirah finished at 14.19.40 with Team Aqua at 14.20.09. Ben Ainslie in the third X40, JP Morgan Asset Management/TEAMORIGIN, finished at 14.25.22.

Liara (Performance Yachts 100) was leading the monohull fleet, but has been overtaken by ICAP Leopard on the way to the finishing line. Liara will, however, be ahead of Leopard on handicap.

Extreme 40 Results
Sail number/Boat name/Helm/Finished Time (BST)/Elapsed Time
1. X405 OMAN SAIL - MASIRAH Chris Draper 14:19:40 06:39:40
2. X401 TEAM AQUA Russell Coutts 14:20:09 06:40:09
3. X402 JPMAM TEAMORIGIN Ben Ainslie 14:25:22 06:45:22

JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2009

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