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American Wins Route du Rhum!!!!!



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Nov 17, 2006, 5:57 AM


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American Wins Route du Rhum!!!!!

Congrats to Kip Stone's new class record of 17 days, 22 hours, and 36 minutes (beating Australian Nick Moloney's 2002 record by approximately 18 hours.).

"Stone, of Freeport, Maine, is the first American to win a class in the celebrated Route du Rhum, which has been run every four years since 1978. Stone joins Americans Phil Weld, Walter Green, and Steve Fossett in completing the race.


Stone's win in the Route du Rhum adds to an impressive solo sailing resume. He won the Open 50 class in the 2004 Transat from Plymouth, England to Boston, Mass, and set a new course record. Stone and designer Merfyn Owen partnered in 2005 to win the Bermuda 1-2 and placed second in the double-handed France to Brazil race, the Transat Jacques Vabre."

If this guy was French, they have a national holiday in his honor!



PaulK
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Nov 17, 2006, 2:41 PM


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Re: [YCYC] American Wins Route du Rhum!!!!!

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