ARTIE pips XP-ACT to the Finish Line

B2 are the overall winners of the 2015 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race after having crossed the line in 3 days 10 hours 52 minutes and 1 second on elapsed time.
The Maltese boats have all done very well pushing to their limit. It has been quite a battle between them all as they have been packed together since rounding Stromboli. 
In the last day or so the big question was who was going to be the first Maltese boat back home. It was looking like XP-ACT would reach there before ARTIE did, but due to a set back with two blown spinnakers for XP-ACT meant that ARTIE could plough on ahead with that precious little bit of extra boat speed to cross the finishing line as first Maltese boat home.

As usual, the various Maltese crews gave an excellent and very professional performance (sounds like a theatre production!) showing the high calibre of yachtsmen Malta has to offer.

Overall results for Maltese boats at the time of me writing this are ARTIE 4th, UNICA 15th, ELUSIVE 17th, XP-ACT 20th, JUNO 24th. AUGUST RUSH seems to have retired and pulled in at Pantalleria.
With an overall fleet of around 110 yachts I think their results are pretty good going!

AUGUST RUSH Pic K. Seychell Photography

B2 2015 Overall Winner Pic; Rebecca Cachia

XP-ACT & ELUSIVE Pic: K. Seychell

 Pics below thanks to K. Seychell Photography