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14 February 2008, 10:22 am
Rambler Sets New Record For Offshore Race Rolex
Rambler at the start on the Rio de La Plata
Race winner and new record holder Rambler

Offshore Race Rolex Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro 2008
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

George DAVID's 90 foot super-maxi yacht, Rambler is the line honours winner of the Offshore Race Rolex Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro.
The American yacht crossed the line in Baía de Guanabara, off Rio de Janeiro at 12:55:45 local time, establishing a new record for this offshore classic, in its 22nd edition this year.

The Reichel Pugh design, skippered by American Ken READ, covered the 1,123 nm course in 4 days, 9 hours, 55 minutes and 45 seconds, beating the record set by the Brazilian yacht Cisne Branco in 1987 (4 days, 18 hours, 52 minutes and 57 seconds).

Rambler's crew is headed to the Iate Club Rio de Janeiro, to wait for the rest of the fleet and see if they can claim the corrected time win as well.

Offshore Race Rolex Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro - click here

Marina Kienitz
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