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Newport Bermuda Race record smashed

by Talbot Wilson on 18 Jun 2012
Rambler crossing the St David’s Lighthouse finish line - Newport Bermuda Race 2012 PPL Photo Agency - copyright http://www.pplmedia.com

The Newport Bermuda 635 mile race record has been smashed by George David’s 90ft maxi Rambler, clipping a massive 14 hours off the previous best time set 10 years ago by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket. The new record now stands at 39hr, 39 minutes, 18 seconds (subject to ratification) - an average speed of 16knots.


A delighted George David said. 'These were perfect conditions. The most exciting moment was when we hit 26 knots. I’m so pleased with our performance. We have reduced the record by 25% - Not bad for a boat that is now 10 years old. This Rambler is the best boat I have ever owned!'

Rambler not only slashed the race record, her crew also spanked their rivals, with Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente crossing the lighthouse line one hour 43 minutes behind, followed three minutes later by Shockwave skippered by George Sakellaris.

On corrected time however, Shockwave beat Rambler by 33 minutes, followed by Belle Mente in third and Team Tiburon fourth. Two yachts in class 10 are still Click here for complete results



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