North Atlantic Records - West to East (Ambrose Lite to Lizard)

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Progression of the west to east Transatlantic Sailing Speed Record

Yacht Name

Year

Skipper

Type

Length

Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Avg. Speed

Atlantic

1905

Charlie Barr

Mono

 

12

4

1

19

10.02

Paul Ricard

1980

Eric Tabarly

Foiler

16.45 M

10

5

14

20

11.94

Elf Aquitaine I

1981

Marc Pajot

Cat

19.2 M

9

10

6

34

12.94

Jet Services II

1984

P.Morvan

Cat

18 M

8

16

36

 

14

Royale II

1986

L. Caradec

Cat

25 M

7

21

5

42

15.39

Fleury Michon VIII

1987

P. Poupon

Tri

22 M

7

12

49

34

16.16

Jet Services V

1988

S. Madec

Cat

22 M

7

6

30

 

16.71

Jet Services V

1990

S. Madec

Cat

22 M

6

13

3

32

18.63

Playstation 2001 S.Fossett Cat 38 4 17 28   25.78

 

Story on New Record

From the above display of information it is clear that the record set by Playstation is the biggest gain ever.

 


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