Its nice to see Stormvogel, the 1961 Line Honours winner giving it a good go.
Currently lying 43rd in the monohull fleet, she is celebrating her win of 60 years ago.
At 74 ft she was one of the first line honours specialists to be launched back in 1961. Designed by a partnership between van de Stadt, Laurent Giles and Illingworth, built in moulded timber, a lightweight flyer way ahead of its time, for Dutch plywood tycoon, Kees Bruynzeel.
I wonder if any of the current fleet chasing a first to finish will still be sailing in 60 years from today.
Are Alex/Hugo Boss even relevant anymore. I would have thought, given their time in the shed and long lay off after Vendee, that she would be making a better showing, but I must not be up on the latest.