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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour

'A recording breaking race for Artemis-Team Endeavour who crossed the RYS finish line at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 5 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014'    Patrick Eden/RORC

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Artemis-Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 5 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds, setting a new World Record for Monohulls 60 feet and less (subject to ratification by the WSSRC).

Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn's Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better.

Brian Thompson and crew of IMOCA 60, Artemis-Team Endeavour celebrate after completing the RORC's Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - (from left: Kit Cheng, Meirion Stenner, Ollie Young, Mikey Ferguson, Pete Cumming) - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 -  Patrick Eden/RORC  


A memorable race calls for a selfie for Artemis-Team Endeavour crew after finishing the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 -  Patrick Eden/RORC  

'It feels good to break the record,' smiled Brian Thompson, just after the finish. 'We had a great crew, great boat and good competition the whole way round. I have broken records before, but it is often solo and not in a race, so it was great to have so many boats on the start line and to sail with a fantastic bunch of people. Monster Project gave us a great battle the whole way around the course and so it was more than just about breaking a record; it was a tremendous race.

'The stand out leg for us was after St.Kilda. We put the spinnaker up for the first time and we were sailing hot angles, surfing down waves. We had lots of good drivers on board so we kept the boat flying along all the time. That was the key; keep changing drivers, keep trimming and we kept rumbling along. We had come from the cold wet North Sea into fantastic weather with blue sky speeding along downwind and we were loving it.'

At 0930, Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 51, Varuna was just off St. Catherine's Point 30 miles from the finish and is expected to take the overall lead under IRC for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. A full report will follow this afternoon.

Last night the fleet of seven yachts still racing north of the Scottish mainland experienced big seas and occasional gale force winds. Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has made it safely to Stornaway having suspended racing for sail repairs. The brutal weather conditions are expected to ease once the fleet pass Blackrock to the north west of Ireland. At 0930 BST, Katrin Hilbert's Haspa Hamburg was past Blackrock. Carol Smolawa's Bank von Bremen and Roderick Knowles' Swish were approaching Blackrock and heading towards easier conditions.

At 0930 BST, Roderick Knowles' Class40 Swish was 580 miles from the finish on the west coast of Ireland approaching Blackrock. The British Class 40 is currently well inside the world record for yachts of 40 feet or less.

Ian Hoddle's Figaro II, Rare racing Two Handed with Conrad Manning - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 -  Rick Tomlinson - RORC  

Ian Hoddle, racing Two Handed with Conrad Manning in his Figaro II, Rare, contacted the RORC Media team this morning at 0900 BST as the duo were just north of the Isle of Lewis:

'It's been a wild night with big seas, but we managed to overtake two boats since yesterday because we were literally flying!' commented Conrad Manning. 'We don't know what the wind speed was last night as our windex broke off two days ago, but I would estimate 50+ was the highest gust. Currently looking for the food bag. When I find it, it will be Mexican Tuna Pasta for lunch then most likely curry for dinner. Ian is at the helm taming us to safety. Everything is soaked through except for one dry jumper and half a sleeping bag. I am typing this with one boot off trying to dry the inside of it. Both of us are doing well and tiredness has not set in yet.'

Stormforce Coaching's Stimson 42, Palpatine - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 -  Hamo Thornycroft  

Ifan James, skipper of Stimson 42, Palpatine phoned in last night. 'We have experienced 45 knots of wind and 10 metre waves. The sea state in particular is taking its toll on the crew. Now we have the advantage of daylight we are going to head for some shelter (probably inside the Hebrides), but at this point, we are still in the race.'

Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive racing the First 36.7, Lula Belle Two-Handed will have had a rough night too, but this morning the Irish duo are heading towards Ireland and now have less than 1,000 miles to the finish. Werner Landwehr's Figaro II, Dessert D'Alcyone, also at the top of the course, rounded Out Stack yesterday, at approximately 1200 BST.

Results

2014 RORC Mainseries IRC Overall

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14

Provisional Results



Points Factored Points Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Sailed by Elapsed Handicap Corrected Finishing Place Comments Points Factored Points
98 147 GBR100 Artemis - Team Endeavour IMOCA 60 Artemis Ocean Racing Mikey Ferguson 5 - 14:00:54 1.595 8 - 21:45:14 1   98 147
92 138 RUS1 Monster Project Volvo 70 Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn Andrew Budgen 5 - 15:21:25 1.648 9 - 07:04:06 2   92 138
10 10 IRL3607 Lula Belle First 36.7 Liam Coyne 2H   1.002     1 until 20 Aug - 06:19:38 ; 2 until 20 Aug - 15:37:23 10 10
10 10 GBR9070R Change of Course C & C 115 Keith Gibbs     1.036     1 until 19 Aug - 23:19:34 ; 2 until 20 Aug - 08:19:01 10 10
10 10 GBR2722R Relentless on Jellyfish J/122 Chris Radford James George   1.081     1 until 19 Aug - 14:44:14 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 23:21:13 10 10
10 10 GER6524 Dessert D'Alcyone Figaro II Werner Landwehr 2H   1.084     1 until 19 Aug - 14:11:24 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 22:46:57 10 10
10 10 GBR5236R Rare Figaro II Ian Hoddle 2H   1.091     1 until 19 Aug - 12:55:29 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 21:27:44 10 10
10 10 GBR8191R British Soldier J/111 Army Sailing Association Phil Caswell   1.096     1 until 19 Aug - 12:01:51 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 20:31:46 10 10
10 10 GBR2630L Saga Hanse 531 Darren McLaughlin Peter Hopps   1.123     1 until 19 Aug - 07:20:31 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 15:38:10 10 10
10 10 GBR907R Palpatine Stimson 42 Stormforce Coaching Ifan James   1.133     1 until 19 Aug - 05:39:43 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 13:52:58 10 10
10 10 NED7576 La Promesse Open 40 Jankees Lampe 2H   1.209     1 until 18 Aug - 17:48:08 ; 2 until 19 Aug - 01:30:23 10 10
10 10 GER5555 Bank von Bremen JV 53 SKWB Carol Smolawa   1.283     1 until 18 Aug - 07:36:17 ; 2 until 18 Aug - 14:51:53 10 10
10 10 GER6300 Haspa Hamburg JV 52 Custom Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt e.V. Katrin Hilbert   1.310     1 until 18 Aug - 04:10:15 ; 2 until 18 Aug - 11:16:52 10 10
10 10 GER6700 Varuna Ker 51 Jens Kellinghusen     1.385     1 until 17 Aug - 19:20:06 ; 2 until 18 Aug - 02:03:37 10 10
10 10 GBR6908R Ruag White Knight 7 J/109 Royal Armoured Corps Yacht Club Rob Hammond   1.019     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 GBR1702T Scarlet Logic Oyster 48 Ross Applebey/Sailing Logic     1.072     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 RSA23 Arwen Class40 Austen Clark     1.242     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 GBR300X Grey Power Open 60 Robin Knox-Johnston 2H   1.518     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10


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