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851 miles in a day – solo sailor Gabart sets incredible new sailing record in giant trimaran

Solo sailor François Gabart has set an extraordinary new solo 24-hour speed record while attempting to break the round the world record in trimaran MACIF TAGS:24hr recordMACIFRound the worldRound the world records An astonishing new solo 24-hour record has been set by French sailor François Gabart. The single-hander covered 851 miles in the South Atlantic in his 98ft trimaran MACIF. This equates to a day-and-night average speed of 35.4 knots. In setting this extraordinary new record, Gabart has bettered his previous 24-hour solo record in the same boat, set in the…

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart will be remembered for many things: an astonishingly quick pace, a new record and a reversal of fortune in the contest for line honours. The race has served up a myriad of narratives that testify to the passion, commitment and pursuit of excellence typifying the participants. The overall victory of Matt Allen and the crew of Ichi Ban, is just one of those stories. In a masterful performance by the 52-footer, she finished in one day, 19 hours to beat her closest rival by 30…

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name – came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Some 46 years later the restored Kialoa II has returned to the race under the ownership of Paddy and Keith Broughton and – despite breaking her boom barely halfway to Hobart – completed the 630 nautical mile course six hours faster than her Line Honours winning time in 1971. Invoking the spirit of her 1970s run to Hobart all…

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