07 Jul 2007
Congratulations to Tilmar Hansen owner and skipper of the Elliott 52 OUTSIDER which won the HSH Nordbank Blue Race by almost two days lead to the second yacht. On Sunday, Hansen and crew sailed into Cuxhaven, Germany 14 days 20 hours 14minutes and 10 seconds after they left Newport Rhode Island. Hansen, the two times winner of the Admirals Cup, from Kiel won the title of The First Ship Home when he crossed the finish line of the 3,600 nautical mile race across the North Atlantic. Hansen and crew, including designer Greg Elliott, were pleased with the performance of the new canting keel yacht, built in New Zealand by Salthouse Boatbuilders and shipped to the USA for the start of the race. Hansen will keep the Outsider in Kiel with its next international event being the Fastnet race in August.