5 hour tour
Looking good in this pic from Rick Tomlinson, Leopard only lasted 5 hours in the Round Britain Race. Maybe it’s just as well. Look at the VO 70 Telefonica go zooming past it after the start.
Update: At 09:03:55 GMT today (24/08/10) skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) onboard OMAN AIR MAJAN crossed the finish line off Lizard Point, Cornwall to smash the single handed Round Britain and Ireland record. The A100 trimaran broke the existing record held by Thomas Coville by a massive 1 day 15 hours 30 minutes and 44 seconds. This also means Sidney has beaten the existing fully crewed record time by 1 hour and 7 seconds. This record was set by Steve Fosset onboard Playstation in 2002.