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Sidney Gavignet : "this record is the cherry on the cake"

French sailors breaks both solo and crew Round Britain and Ireland records

Tuesday 24 August 2010Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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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 Record #sailingrecord . The A100 trimaran broke the existing record Record #sailingrecord held by Thomas Coville by a massive 1 day 15 hours 30 minutes and 44 seconds.

This incredible achievement also means Sidney has beaten the existing fully crewed record Record #sailingrecord time by 1 hour and 7 seconds. This record Record #sailingrecord was set by Steve Fosset onboard Playstation in 2002.

The record attempt has seen OMAN AIR MAJAN sail 1,787 miles along one of the most challenging coastlines in the world. Sidney has tackled huge low pressure systems and sailed through squalls of over 40 knots. This is the first major test for OMAN AIR MAJAN and Sidney ahead of the single handed Route du Rhum Route du Rhum #RouteDuRhum race this coming November.

- Sidney Gavignet: "I am incredibly happy, this record around British Isles is the cherry on the cake for all team at OMAN AIR MAJAN and Oman Sail. I’ve learnt so much from the boat. We made some good sail choices and I feel really happy with the setup onboard. I still have a lot to improve, managing my sleep onboard making sure I eat enough to keep myself in the best possible shape for the challenge ahead. The Route Du Rhum Route du Rhum #RouteDuRhum is going to be a huge race for us and I need to raise the level of my performance again for this event. The record attempt was a massive challenge and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Huge congratulations to the whole team we’ve done it!”


New single handed Round Britain and Ireland record (subject to ratification by WSSRC)
- Distance miles: 1,787
- Boat: OMAN AIR MAJAN – 100 foot trimaran
- Skipper: Sidney Gavignet (FRA)
- Record time: 4 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds (subject to ratification by WSSRC)

Previous record around Britain and Ireland, Non stop singlehanded
- Distance miles: 1,787
- Set: August 2006
- Boat: Sodebo - 60 foot Trimaran
- Record time: 6 days, 6 hours, 40 miniutes, 31 seconds
- Average speed: 11.86 knots

Round Britain and Ireland fully crewed record
- Distance miles: 1787
- Set: October 2002
- Boat: Playstation - 125 foot Catamaran
- Record time: 4 days, 16 hours, 9 minutes, 54 seconds

- www.sailspeedrecords.com


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