Concise claims Round the Island Race honours

Ocean Brothers at Beaulieu’s landmark 40th boating event

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Concise - the MOD70 trimaran - took line honours at today’s JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

With a massive fleet of 1,584 boats taking to the Solent this morning for the prestigious race, it was the Tony Lawson-owned vessel and her all-star crew, including Jean Pierre Dick and Paul Larsen, that claimed the Freedom Challenge Bowl.

They recorded a time of 3hr 30min 24sec to finish at 10.40am - more than 20 minutes faster than second-placed Oman Sail’s GC32 Sultanate of Oman, who crossed the line at precisley 11.00.31 in a time of 3.50.31.

That was enough to take class honours ahead of closest rival Alinghi, who finished an exciting race just six seconds later.

Mike Slade’s 100ft supermaxi Leopard took line honours in the monohull fleet, finishing at 11.40am in a time of 4.40.34.

On a busy Solent, day one of the Thundercats Racing National Championships were held from Southsea.

Large crowds descended on the beach behind the Pryamids to watch the action unfold, with another action-packed day expected tomorrow.

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