Not against other boats (this time!) but against the toughest competitor known to man, TIME!!!! We have to beat 61 days 23 hours and have been working hard over the last couple of years to bring this together and we are nearly there. We are starting to build the all new 80 foot wave piercing RIB very soon and it is expected to have its first and only Sea Trial
in August where we will test her to Canada and New York before giving her a bit of a blast back across the Atlantic and beat our own World Record that we set in 2001.
The circumnavigation is planned for November / December 2011 and with a designed average speed of 27.7 knots and only four fuel stops a sub 40 day challenge is possible and this is what we are aiming at. (22500 miles. 1 day for each canal. 4 x 8 hour fuel stops says it can be done)
Our website www.circumnavigationrecord.com
is being updated this week with fuller details of the crews and signed up sponsors and our Facebook page is fully active. Have a look at circumnavigationrecord to see whos on the team.
All exciting times