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Victory of Corum (#155) on the Volvo Round Ireland Race !

First race, since she was launched at the end May, and first victory for Nicolas Troussel’s Mach40.3!

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For the 20e edition of the Volvo Round Ireland Race started on Saturday June 30th, 56 boats lined up and, among them, 5 Class40s. Unfortunately 2 had to give up : Sensation Class40 (#140) and Jumpa Lagi (#68).

Nicolas Troussel, Ian Lipinski and Aymeric Belloir on Corum took the lead from the first hours and passed first the marks of the race.

Corum is also the Class40 which cover the least number of miles: 863nm for a 704nm theorical route. Hydra #149, second in Wicklow, covered 915nm and Fuji #38, which finish on the third step of the podium and first vintage, 935nm.

2016 record (Michel Kleinjans on Roaring Forty #107 in 3 days 22 hours and 43 minutes) is not broken. RDV in 2020!

Nicolas Troussel: "We are happy because we encountered many weather conditions which permit to valid some points. Registering in this race, we wanted to race under difficult sea and wind conditions and that’s we got especially in the west where we had 35 knots upwind" even under automatic pilot on a long tack with the wind on the beam to the Fastnet.

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