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Old 12 July 2005, 17:32   #1
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Can anyone update me on what is happening with Chris's attempt on the Round The British Islands Record attempt with Seahound?
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All OK so far. Difficult conditions going round Scotland and a mix of fog and sunshine today. They're due to refuel at Ramsgate very soon then straight on to Bournemouth, due to finish in the early hours of tomorrow.
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They have done it...

At 04:45 this morning, Seahound 5 crossed the finishing line (Bournemouth Pier) to break the ROUND BRITISH ISLES (aka round Britain and Ireland) record by approximately 35 hours.

Congratulations to Seahound's crew, Chris Strickland, John Puddifoot, Gordon Compton and Jan Falkowski.

The record has been held by Alan Priddy since 2000 and was broken by John Aldiss earlier this Year in his RIB "Titan".

Seahound 5 is a 10m Scorpion sportscruiser powered by 2x Yanmar 300hp diesel engines with Bravo 1 outdrives. The official distance of the record is 1787 nautical miles, although it's likely that the actual distance covered will be greater once fuel stop deviations and navigational alowances are added.

Initial timings (to be confirmed) indicate that their new record is approximately 73 hours.

All Seahound's crew members are members of BIBOA (The British Inflatable Boat Owners Association).
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Well done , can help but feel a bit sorry for John Aldiss though who broke it after 5 years only to hold it for less than a year. I wounder if it will be on the news......not likely .
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At 04:45 this morning, Seahound 5 crossed the finishing line (Bournemouth Pier) to break the ROUND BRITISH ISLES (aka round Britain and Ireland) record by approximately 35 hours.

Technically, the Channel Islands are part of the British Isles (not part of the UK!) - I certainly did not see them whizzing by?
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When you say Britain and Ireland, I assume you are also including St. Kilda and Rockall?
Or not?
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I'm no expert on this kind of thing (where's Alan Priddy when you need him? ) but I think the northern extremity is the northern tip of the Shetland Isles (Muckle Flugga) and the southern extremity is Lizard Point then St Catherine's Point. I believe they did have to go round the outside of St Kilda. I don't think the Channel Islands are included - not sure why not! I don't think Rockall is included either. Please correct me if I'm wrong (Alan P?)!

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At what part of the trip would they be 150 miles offshore ?
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Charles, the record, UIM No. 3446, is correctly known as "ROUND BRITAIN AND IRELAND" (class long distance offshore), but is generally referred to as Round the British Isles, although this can be a little misleading as you have noticed.

Rupert, I'll ask Louise to mention your query to Chris and make sure that he refers to this in his Riblines article about the record breaking trip. You'll have to join BIBOA of course to read the answer!
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I wounder if it will be on the news......not likely .
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Watch out for BBC South Today in 10 mins (18:30) - sorry, Southampton region only I think
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