YOUNG BRITISH CREW SMASH LENGTH OF BRITAIN RECORD

•    Artemis Ocean Racing establish new Length of Britain record 2 days, 14 hours and 6 minutes

•    Vendee2020Vision sailors take 21 hours and 44 minutes off existing Length of Britain Record 

•    Team now hold two major British records, Round Britain and Ireland and Length of Britain

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Young Vendee2020Vision Sailors take on British Record

Four of Britain’s young offshore sailing talent are on standby for an assault on the Length of Britain record, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The current record held by British sailor Phil Sharp stands at 3 days, 11 hours, 52 minutes, 15 seconds at an average speed of 7.39 knots. 

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The Final Four

In its quest to determine the best candidates to follow in the footsteps of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dame Ellen Macarthur, Mike Golding and Alex Thomson as Britain’s next top singlehanded offshore racing star, Vendee2020Vision has further refined its squad of sailors down from six to four.

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Vendée2020Vision: Six best solo sailors selected

While in Les Sables d’Olonne competitors continue to stream across the finish line of the Vendée Globe after three and a half months at sea, in Southampton work continues to train up British sailing talent to give them the best chance of competing in the Vendée Globe in four year’s time.  Sailor selection is confirmed.

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Vendée2020Vision: The official promo

In 2017 the selected top six will once again undertake coaching both on and off the water.  On board the Artemis Ocean Racing IMOCA 60 the sailors are shown the ropes by Vendée2020Vision’s head coach, former Vendée Globe competitor and record-breaking round the world yachtswoman, Dee Caffari.

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