The Munroe Ocean Race which is notorious for its delay because of unfavorable weather conditions has started this year in ideal condition. The 62nd edition of this ocean race noticed a less elapsed time in the Sailfish Club of Florida, in the 2nd event of SORC, 2018-19 in the streaming series. The 2-course format which started on 7 December in Miami and Fort Lauderdale of Florida witnessed 28 teams who raced in almost perfect conditions.
MOD 70 trimaran of Jason Carroll which was from the Larchmont New York Yacht Club was the first to take line honors. He finished the course of 60 miles from Miami to the Palm Beach in almost 3 hours, his average was around 20 knots and he also broke the record of elapsed time which was set in last year by Austin and the Gwen Dragon’s Interlodge Volvo 70. It’s an impressive follow up to his win at Cowes.
While on the other hand, the Monohull record which was set by Interlodge was broken by the new Botin Maxi 72 which is owned by Hai Faith who is also the syndicate of the NY Yacht Club’s America’s Cup Challenge by finishing the course of Miami in less than 4 ½ hours.
The chairman of the event expressed his pleasure by saying that “we are very happy that the race in this year proved to be a complete success at each and every level and the hard work put by us came out to be fruitful. This event will set the stage for many upcoming events and reflects the emerging momentum in the racing scene of South Florida.”
A lot of records were broken in this event which included spectacular weather conditions, a diverse fleet throughout a broad spectrum which comprised of newcomers and veterans alike. The different thing that happened in this year’s event was the introduction of a two-course format.