ARTIE Makes it Back Home



Between midnight and 1am last night ARTIE RTFX crossed the finish line in Marsamxett harbour, Malta. The crew were in high spirits although exhausted, both physically and mentally, after the gruelling 600+ mile race in lighter than light wind conditions.

Once again, for the third year in a row, the ARTIE team have proved they are an excellent bunch of sailors and can give the pros a good run for their money.

Their positions are 1st in Class 4, 5th Overall and 1st Maltese boat in. COMANCHE RAIDER was threatening to steal the title of 1st Maltese boat right until the bitter end. COMANCHE had a very good race too and were hot on ARTIE's tail for most of the race.
The rest of the fleet have been slowly coming in during the night but it will be a very slow finish for all of them as wind conditions have still not  improved. 
Typically, starting from tomorrow, the forecast for the next week is strong winds!!

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