Ellen Wins iShares Round-Island Race

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Hitting speeds of close to 30 knots the Extreme 40 JPMorgan Asset Management, helmed by Dame Ellen MacArthur, took line honours in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race today after 4 hours and 6 minutes of full-on racing. Fifty seconds, at 0916 BST later, the Extreme 40 ABN AMRO slipped across the line making it a one, two for this exciting 40-ft catamaran class who are competing in the event as one of the iShares Endurance Races in the iShares Cup Extreme 40 series. Nick Moloney's Offshore Challenges Sailing Team, had to officially retire having received outside support during a man-over-board incident, finished seven minutes later crossing the line in fourth as Mike Slade's brand new 100-ft monohull ICAP Leopard, which scuppered the potential Extreme 40 hat-trick by squeezing across the finish line 54 seconds before in third place. The final overall positions for the race will not be decided until the bulk of the 1753-boat fleet have finished the 55-mile course. Results can be found at www.roundtheisland.org.ukTo follow the Extreme 40 Sailing Series visit the official event website www.iSharesCup.com