This is how the Governor’s Cup yacht fleet looked as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. Two days earlier, there was speculation that Sandpiper 2 might shrink the lead established by the trimaran Banjo – first across the line in the 2010 race. The yacht tracker appeared to suggest that Banjo had pulled away, though readers should watch the cup website for confirmation of positions: the tracker does not always present the accurate picture. On handicap, though, neither yacht looked set to claim the overall prize.
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