Spirit of Sark skippered by Duggie Gillespie wins second leg of Global Challenge
Spirit of Sark skippered by 38-year-old Duggie Gillespie has won leg 2 of the Global Challenge. In a close race-long battle BP Explorer took second and BG SPIRIT third.
Just 35 minutes and two miles separated the top three boats at the finish.
Duggie Gillespie and his team aboard Spirit of Sark even managed to supersede current Vendee Globe sailor Conrad Humphreys’ Leg 2 win in the BT Global Challenge 2000/01 by several hours, so creating a new course record.
Friends and family poured onto the pontoons in Wellington to greet their family and friends who had been racing hard and fast, night and day for nearly five weeks.
The next group of yachts -, Me to You VAIO and Samsung and SAIC La Jolla are due in from 16.00 GMT today.
1st Spirit of Sark 36 d 6h 56m 15s
2nd BP Explorer 36 d 7h 31m 56s
3rd BG SPIRIT 36 d 7h 34m 19s
Me to You 89 miles to the finish
VAIO 94 miles to the finish
Samsung 101 miles to the finish
SAIC La Jolla 115 miles to the finish
Team Save the Children 148 miles to the finish
Barclays Adventurer 149 miles to the finish
Pindar 311 miles to the finish
Team Stelmar 2,458 miles to the finish
Imagine it. Done 97 miles to the finish (retired from leg)