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Old 04 January 2004, 11:10   #1
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Some Yottie stuff

Steve Fossett with his catamaran, Cheyanne, (previously Sony Playstation) is soon to leave Plymouth in an attempt at the round the world Jules-Verne non-stop record. Basically this is down to the bottom of Africa, round Antarctica to the bottom of South America and back up again to Plymouth across the Atlantic. The current record is 64 days, 8 hours and some minutes.
I mention this because my mate Mark Featherstone is one of the crew and Mark has strong links with the RIB world in that he is a participator and narrator for the following RIB video titles:

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and Small Boats, Big Seas

Mark, along with other members of this forum were also entrants in RB4, the Round Britain in 4m RIBs event in 2001.

If you do have an interest in this sort of thing, you can follow the event here:
http://www.fossettchallenge.com/
Here is a piccie of the boat in MountBatten Marina, Plymouth, taken this morning.
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Old 04 January 2004, 12:11   #2
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Nice one Brian - I did see a short piece on Steve Fossett and Cheyenne on the news a day or two ago. Good to hear about broad minded RIBsters like Mark being involved with other adventurous projects.
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Remember I told you that RB4 entrant and RIB veteran, Mark Featherston had been selected for this RTW attempt? Well, they are doing quite well at the moment. Here is their uptodate position:
http://www.fossettchallenge.com/
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Is that Mark from Salcombe - thought I hadn't seen him for a bit!
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Yup, that's "our" Mark.
If you look at the news pages on the website you will see that everyday they take digi-photos and post them up.
Mark is often featured.
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Well they have now reached Cape Horn and despite some problems with the boat, they are still 2.5 days ahead of the record pace.
Mark is the reprobate at the back of the group, suitable mis-dressed in blue T-shirt.
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They are doing great at the minute!

Quote: our estimated finish time is between noon and 6 pm on Monday, April 5. If we fall out of this narrow band, we'll still get there but about a day later.

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There about 4 1/2 days ahead as of today, & not long left (2000nm's).

Good luck to them all

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Pretty fast boat.
It averages 18+ knots!!
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Just had a phone call from Mark Featherstone saying that Cheyanne had passed Le Stiff Lighthouse, the finish line about 15mins ago, about 16.00 hours our time, setting a new world record.

Well done chaps.
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All that distance and NO fuel used!

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