The German Hallberg-Rassy 37 “Thyra” has won the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers overall. She won out of 127 yachts on the starting list.
The prize is called the Jimmy Cornell Trophy which is for the overall winner among monohull cruisers. She took the longest route in category H, 264 nautical miles more than No 2 in the category, but was the first boat to finish in her group H.
If you own a Hallberg-Rassy, you like being out at sea, but you also like being first to finish. This performance was fast enough not only to win the category H but also achieved the prize for monohull cruisers overall winner. Thyra did so with a big margin, as much as impressive 23 hours, 11 minutes and 4 seconds on calculated time before No 2 overall.
A report from the ARC overall winner, German Hallberg-Rassy 37 “Thyra”: " We have happily arrived in St Lucia in the Caribbean. It was a fantastic trip over the Atlantic. We took the longest way of all in our group, 3 164 Nautical miles instead of 2 700 and 264 nautical miles more than No 2 in our category. But we had a very good turn of speed all the time and we were first to finish and also first after handicap in our group, as well as overall winner. Thyra sailed perfectly, like a Swiss watch. The only tool needed on the whole trip was to clear the fishes we caught and to fillet them."
Also the British Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II “Blond Moment” did very well and won her category F.