After what turned out to be a 22 hour, 193 mile match race, 185 foot schooner Atlantic finished first – 90 seconds ahead of 137 foot Herreschoff schooner Elena in the opening leg of Camper & Nicholsons 2013 Trophée Bailli de Suffren, the "Mediterranean's Most Beautiful Yacht Race".
30 Metre Moonbeam III finished first into Porto Rotondo on corrected time with the 15m Class Mariska, in her first offshore race, coming in a close second.
The fleet of 22 classic yachts that included 35 metre Ashanti left Saint-Tropez on Saturday on the first of three legs that cover 600 miles of offshore racing between the south of France and the island of Malta. The second leg to Trapani in Sicily starts on Wednesday with the final leg to Malta’s Grand Harbour scheduled to start on Sunday.
Camper & Nicholsons Trophée Bailli de Suffren