North Atlantic Records - East to West (Plymouth to Newport)

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Progression of the East to West Transatlantic Crossing Record

Skipper Name

Year

Days

Hours

Minutes

Avg. Speed

Sir Francis Chichester 1960 40 12 30 2.89
Eric Tabarly 1964 27 3 56 4.32
Geoffery Williams 1968 25 20 33 4.53
Alain Colas 1972 20 13 12 5.85
Phil Weld 1980 17 23 12 6.51
Yvan Fauconnier 1984 16 6 25 7.19
Phillipe Poupon 1988 10 9 15 11.27
Francis Joyon 2000 9 23 21 11.79
Yvan Bourgnon+ 1 1994 9 8 5 12.49

 

Steam vs. Sail on the Atlantic

From the above display of information it is clear that the record set by Jet Services V is an impressive one.  Jet Services has now held the record for 9 years, the 2nd longest time period.  With a new generation of super multi hulls building for The Race this record should finally fall.

 


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