We did it – a NEW RECORD

In the darkness off John O’Groats, the team of three crossed the finishing line after 3 days 11 hours 52 minutes and 15 seconds at an average speed of 7.39kts.

After a very fast start reaching up the Irish sea, things went calm as they passed the Hebridean coast of Scotland. However they managed to set a respectable time for the first official record.

“It was a great challenge, and we hope now that others will follow us and try and beat the record. It is a challenging route as far as the weather goes and the Scottish section was unseasonably light for us. We still managed to complete it and hopefully start a trend. As for the boat, she performed brilliantly. Only damage was a blown Code 0 sail but I’ve not looked to see how bad it is and if it can be repaired yet – need to sell some more pixels  before we can replace it. On that  note I am really pleased to see all the pixels still on the side of the boat, even after blasting along at 20kts for some considerable time”

The next thing for Alex now is to get the boat to Gosport and begin preparing for his next record attempt.15/12/15 - PIC RODDY SCOTT New Length of Britain Sailing Record. Jersey based British yachtsman Phil Sharp, adventurer Sean Conway and round the world yachtsman Alex Alley complete the first Length of Britain sailing challenge, setting a benchmark time for sailing from Land's End to John O'Groats. The trio left Land's End on a Class 40 racing yacht at 0855hrs on Friday morning (11th). Sharp, one of the only two British skippers to have won a solo Transatlantic race, set up the challenging passage as extreme training for his participation in the solo non stop round the world Vendee Globe race which starts on November 6th. Sean Conway completes an incredible fourth Lands End to John O'Groats adventure already having run and cycled the length of Britain, two years ago he finished a remarkable 134 days swimming from Lands End to John O Groats. For more info please see, www.philsharpracing.com #lengthofbritain
15/12/15 – PIC RODDY SCOTT
New Length of Britain Sailing Record.

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