Safran attempting for a new record around Britain
Safran with the new revolutionary mast built by Marstrom going for a record attempt around Britain and Ireland.
From Safran webpage: Safran set off from the Lizard this morning to try to improve on the record she previously set around Britain and Ireland. In a 20-25 knot south-westerly wind, Marc Guillemot’s crew set sail eastwards on the starboard tack...
Safran crossed the starting line at 0650hrs GMT (0850hrs CET) on Wednesday 6th June 2012. Ahead of them, 1773 miles (theoretical miles on the direct route) which they will need to cover in less than 6 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes and 50 seconds. In other words, Safran has to be back off the Lizard by 1639hrs GMT (1839hrs CET) next Tuesday (12th June), for the complete press release click here
Photo courtesy of Safran and Christophe Launay / DPPI