Cariberia wins

Cariberia (Stephen and Peter Card/Max Pachot) crossed the finish line at the RWYC Clubhouse just after three this afternoon to take line honours and win the 2018 Round Britain and Ireland Race.

They had spent the last two days battling with Hissy Fit (Simon and Matt Baker) in very light winds, with the lead changing hands as they went along. Finally Cariberia caught the wind and finished three quarters of an hour ahead of Hissy Fit.

Cariberia’s win is especially significant because they are the only boat to sail the complete RB&I course. The remaining boats decided while in Castlebay that, having suffered slow speeds on the first two legs and faced with further weather enforces delays, they would continue on a shorter course omitting St Kilda and Muckle Flugga.