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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Brian Thompson set a new World Record for Monohulls 60 feet

"We had a great crew, great boat and good competition the whole way round"

dimanche 17 août 2014Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Artemis-Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 5 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds, setting a new World Record for Monohulls 60 feet and less (subject to ratification by the WSSRC).

Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn’s Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better.

"It feels good to break the record," smiled Brian Thompson, just after the finish. "We had a great crew, great boat and good competition the whole way round. I have broken records before, but it is often solo and not in a race, so it was great to have so many boats on the start line and to sail with a fantastic bunch of people. Monster Project gave us a great battle the whole way around the course and so it was more than just about breaking a record ; it was a tremendous race.

"The stand out leg for us was after St.Kilda. We put the spinnaker up for the first time and we were sailing hot angles, surfing down waves. We had lots of good drivers on board so we kept the boat flying along all the time. That was the key ; keep changing drivers, keep trimming and we kept rumbling along. We had come from the cold wet North Sea into fantastic weather with blue sky speeding along downwind and we were loving it."


Voir en ligne : Press info roundbritainandireland.rorc.org



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