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Preview 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit - Round six

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Nine teams will battle out the final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit
Nine teams will battle out the final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit

The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit will come to a conclusion this weekend (19-21 October) with the final regatta for 2018. Round 6 of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit is hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, and will decide the season's champion.

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Up to eight races are scheduled over three days of thrilling action, with windward leeward courses and longer races around the cans. The final round of the FAST40+ Circuit is weighted 1.5 towards the overall championship. Niklas Zennstrom's Rán 7 has a substantial lead, but with the final round weighted, the Swedish flagged team will need to finish the job, if they are to win the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit. Peter Morton's Girls on Film, based on the Isle of Wight, is the biggest threat to Rán.

Girls on Film has a nine point cushion on two teams vying for second place. Stewart Whitehead's Rebellion and Bas de Voogd's Hitchhiker are locked in a titanic battle for the podium. Rebellion and Hitchhiker are tied on points going into the final round.

Tony Dickin's Jubilee leads the chasing pack, five points ahead of Niall & Olivia Dowling's Pace. Mike Bartholomew's Tokoloshe II, Filip Englebert's Elvis and Steve Cowie's Zephyr, will all be looking for a final flourish to rise up the leaderboard and end the season on a high.

Action for Round 6 of the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit starts on Friday 19 October, 2018. Results will be posted daily at www.fast40class.com
 

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