Nico Budel Arrives in Newport – 18th June 00:02 EST

Photos by Billy Black and Myrna Budel

After sailing upwind more than 2750NM, Nico’s last 10miles to the finish was at a painful crawl as he was becalmed.

Finally he crossed a moonlit finish line at 00:02 (EST).
He was in good spirits and the boat in good shape. He’s very pleased to have completed his second OSTAR and now has his sights set firmly on the next target, the Global Ocean Race.