Originally Posted by timofengland
Marcus Gladwell is planning a trip around the the British coast and hopes to set a new record for doing it in the fastest time.
Tim, the title of your thread reads 'Round UK RIB record attempt' but the body of your text reads 'a trip around the British coast'. Is this where the confusion over record times has come from? Round UK presumably means a trip round Britain
(England, Scotland, Wales) AND Northern Ireland
? As JK says, the current world record for circumnavigating Britain
in a boat under 30 ft is 33hrs 11mins 4secs, set by Neil McGrigor, Tony Jenvey & Simon Rogers in a twin Yanmar powered Revenger. I have no idea what the record is for circumnavigating the UK, or even if there is an official record! Maybe this could be clarified by someone?
Anway, best of luck to him - it will still be a great achievement. Please keep us updated of his progress once his record attempt begins.