Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clewring - Generic

Bakewell-White TP 52 'Braveheart' reclaims Swiftsure record for Charles Burnett

by Sail-World on 30 May 2007
The Bakewell-White designed TP52 "Braveheart" trialling in the Waitemata prior to being shipped to USA. Bakewell-White Yacht Design www.bakewell-white.com/

The Bakewell-White designed second generation TP52 'Braveheart' took line honours and set a new course record of 15hours and 8 minutes, for the biggest race in the US Pacific North West.

In the past 50 years only six yachts have held the elapsed time record for the 137nm Swiftsure Lightship Classic and Charles Burnett III is the only two time record holder.

When Burnett first took the record in his Davidson 72 ‘Cassiopeia’ it had been 17 years since ‘Windward Passage’ set her mark back in 1978.

He crushed the '78 record by 2 hr. 44 min. but Roy Disney and ‘Pyewacket’ came along a year later and clipped just over an hour off the record time. Now, 11 years later 'Braveheart' has smashed Roy Disney's record by more than an hour and a half.

For the fleet of 206 yachts it was a typical Swiftsure, with a tight tactical battle during the beat out to the Swiftsure bank lightship, battling wind, strong tides, and fog banks to the turning mark, and then a wild ride back to Victoria, hitting speeds close to 23kts during the night.

It was a close battle to the finish with 'Braveheart' taking line honours by 65sec from the Nelson Marek 68ft 'Coruba'.

For further information on 'Braveheart', 'Wired' or the other successful Bakewell-White Designs contact:
Brett Bakewell-White,
Design Principal
Bakewell-White Yacht Design
Phone: +64 9 357 0606


Or see the website: www.bakewell-white.com
T Clewring - GenericWildwind 2016 660x82navathome 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Advice for young Sailors
Hear the America's Cup skippers' advice for young sailors looking to follow in their footsteps. Hear the America's Cup skippers' advice for young sailors looking to follow in their footsteps. Interviewers talk with Dean Barker, Jimmy Spithill, Glenn Ashby, Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie and get their advice, plus how and when they started sailing.
Posted today at 12:23 pm
Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18
Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put their experience to use. Team Alvimedica were the youngest team in the race last edition, and now skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race's Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into 'real life', their reflections on the 2014-15 campaign - and the future.
Posted on 29 Aug
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's AC50 well underway in Warkworth
Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand, Core Builders Composites, Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland. The major components for the 15-meter platform, including the hulls and cross beams, have now been built.
Posted on 28 Aug
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA play catch up with Softbank Team Japan
Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats, claiming to be the first AC team to have achieved the move. Two days later Oracle Team USA claimed to have done the same.
Posted on 28 Aug
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted on 27 Aug
SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack
SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda.
Posted on 26 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug
America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down
The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press.
Posted on 23 Aug
PredictWind - One stop shop
PredictWind have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software.
Posted on 15 Aug
NZL Sailing Team - Kiwi Sailors relish the Rio breeze
NZ’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have returned a storming day in big, bold conditions outside Rio Bay to take the lead New Zealand’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have returned a storming day in big, bold conditions outside Rio Bay to take the lead after day two in the Women’s 470 event. Elsewhere Gemma Jones and Saunders sailed four good races today and have moved up to fourth overall after six races in the Nacra multihull, and Josh Junior found form.
Posted on 12 Aug