ARTIE is home after just missing an overall first position. They pushed really hard all the way through the race, but these past 24 hours they really gave it all they had knowing it was such a touch and go situation. They had a real blast on the Lampedusa - Malta leg, but unfortunately the wind died down quite a bit around Malta and they just could not make the necessary speed needed to cross the finish line in time. Entering Marsamxett harbour there was absolutely no wind at all and they drifted through the finish line to cheers from all those gathered at the yacht club to meet them in.
They had a great welcoming committee on the pontoon. They all looked tired but very satisfied with their achievement. They have definitely won their class and, although not official yet, the chances are they have a 2nd overall placing.