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Atlantic crossing record breaking attempt now underway

In case you've missed it, Richard Branson of Virgin fame is 3 days into an attempt to break the Atlantic crossing monohull record of 6 days and almost 18 hours. The website link has some interesting videos and blogs from a crew that is getting bashed around right now - seas of 30' and reaching speeds of 30 kts.

Richard's Journal - Transatlantic record attempt sponsored by Virgin Money


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There's another thread floating around on this...and it's a pretty big bastage of a boat... fatter at the stern than even Gui's boat.

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hmm - sorry to start another thread - I searched the site under Richard Branson, Atlantic crossing record and Virgin Money and didn't get any hits to an existant thread on this. Anyway - it is a huge speed machine and I wouldn't want to be slamming around the Atlantic on it but the videos are impressive. And I will not drag Gui nor his fat stern into this...


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hmm - sorry to start another thread - I searched the site under Richard Branson, Atlantic crossing record and Virgin Money and didn't get any hits to an existant thread on this. Anyway - it is a huge speed machine and I wouldn't want to be slamming around the Atlantic on it but the videos are impressive. And I will not drag Gui nor his fat stern into this...

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