Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland- Artemis sets fourth course record
by Trish Jenkins on 17 Aug 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 five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds.
Brian Thompson's IMOCA 60, Artemis - Team Endeavour. Rick Tomlinson / RORC http://www.rorc.org
This breaks the previous course record for Monohulls 60 feet and less, set by Safran in 2011, by 19 hours, 48 minutes and 16 seconds. Artemis-Team Endeavour's record is subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.
This is the fourth course record broken during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.