First Yachts In

by Deborah Leggate -

THE LEADING yachts in the annual midsummer Shetland Race from Norway across the North Sea arrived in Lerwick harbour on Thursday evening around 7.30pm. 

After a slow start from Bergen and Alesund, the 34 vessels picked up speed as an easterly wind started to blow in the early hours of Thursday. 

The first yacht in was Solo, skippered by Rune Assberg, while in fifth place were Shetland entrants Leslie Irvine and Ewan Stirling in Vandal, one of two Shetland boats taking part. 

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