20th November 2017

Yachts leave Lerwick on second leg of Shetland Race

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The Shetland Race yachts leave Lerwick Harbour on the return leg to Bergen. Photo: Sydney Sinclair

The 39 yachts competing in this year’s Shetland Race left Lerwick on the return leg to Bergen in Norway at 11am today.

The first leg winner Winocean is among the first away. Photo: Sydney Sinclair

First leg overall and Class 4 winner Winocean, skippered by Carl Olav Wickmann, was well to the fore as the contenders headed out through the south harbour.

The second, third and fourth placed in the first leg, Amaryllis, Storm and Sheep Dip, were in close contention.

The Class 1-3 winners on the first leg respectively were Bliss, Hanna Marie and X Factor.

The yachts had been due to leave Lerwick at lunchtime yesterday but strong winds meant the start of the return leg was held back by a day.

The fastest boats are expected to take under 24 hours to reach Bergen.

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Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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