As Malta wakes up for another day of work ALEGRE and MONEYPENNY have just gone thru the Comino channel and heading for the finish line. Alegre looks set for line honours and a good chance of gaining the coveted overall first placing. MONEYPENNY is still hot on her heels......a full 600 miles of close chasing giving the crews no time for error the whole way round.
ROSEBUD is the only other boat to have rounded Lampedusa for the final leg home. The rest of the fleet are heading towards or passing by Pantelleria. Leading the main pack are RAN and RAPTURE. There have been a few retirements, one of them being STEINLAGER2, who has retired near Pantelleria, is on her way back to Malta.
STRAIT DEALER has done extremely well all the way thru keeping very close to the front of the fleet just behind the big boats. STRAIT DEALER is one of our local boats owned and skippered by David Franks. Amongst the crew are David Anastasi (a long time crew member on the boat) and young guns Jan Rossi and Benji Borg (both Laser sailors).