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Team Malizia break 24-Hour monohull distance record at the Ocean Race, surpassing previous mark by narrow margin

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In a display of sailing prowess, Team Malizia has seemingly shattered the 24-hour monohull distance record at the Ocean Race, surpassing the previous mark set by Team Holcim-PRB earlier on Friday by the slimmest of margins.

Initially positioned in third place, Team Malizia seized the opportunity presented by the record-breaking conditions and steadily ramped up their mileage.

Skipper Boris Herrmann and his crew navigated the strong winds and relatively calm seas with unwavering determination. Ad At approximately 10:40 UTC, Team Malizia achieved a 24-hour distance of 641.08 nautical miles, surpassing the previous record and setting a new benchmark.

This distance may further increase as the hours unfold. The Ocean RaceHow to watch Newport In-Port race and start of Leg 5 on Eurosport and discovery+16/05/2023 AT 15:53 The leading trio of IMOCAs, including Team Malizia, has been on a remarkable streak for the past 36 hours, maintaining a pace exceeding 605 miles, which continues to surpass the previous record of 602 nautical miles set in The Ocean Race.

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