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23 June 2004, 11:03 am
Trans Pac 52 Rosebud Secures Gibb's Hill Lighthouse Trophy
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Newport Bermuda Race
Bermuda

Roger STURGEON from Hyannis MA and his ROSEBUD crew led a new group of Trans Pac 52s into Bermuda by 2 hours to post the best corrected time within the entire IMS Racing Division to win the Gibb's hill Lighthouse Trophy.
Richard BREEDEN'S BRIGHT STAR, from Greenwich CT, the second Trans Pac 52 took second overall in the Racing Division. ROSEBUD's crew included Australian navigator Adrienne CAHALAN and tactician Kevin MILLER from Ventura CA.

With the winds dying overnight and remaining light for much of the morning today, the time set by the Swan 45 ALLIANCE owned by Dominick PORCA, which finished at 2:08am EDT today, is looking increasingly secure to win the St David's Lighthouse Trophy.

The only yachts still able to beat her time are some of the smaller boats that were within 100 miles of Bermuda at the 08:00 roll-call today. These include EMILY and SINN FEIN racing in IMS C/R Class 1 which are sailing in on with a building breeze in the forecast and need to reach the finish during the early hours of Wednesday morning to snatch the coveted prize from ALLIANCE.

Full details are available on the event website at the address below.
Barry Pickthall (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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