Please select your home edition
Edition
Nanni Diesel 2019 Leaderboard

World Record Attempt - Five weeks till crew applications close

by Ian Thomson on 7 Nov 2010
ASM Brindabella Photo: Carlo Borlegni Ian Thomson
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing Around Australia Record attempt on Brindabella has positions available to experienced sailors. The record attempt will take place in May 2011 and with 12 spots on the crew open to sailors around the world, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a world record attempt. What's more, you get to attempt this record on Australia's most famous racing yacht.

Earlier this year, Save Our Seas Australia founder, Ian Thomson set a new world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia. On returning he immediately started working on a campaign to get the monohull record off the sailors with disabilites vessel 'Kaz', a record he only just missed solo. He chose Brindabella for the record and along with her new owner, Jim Cooney, they plan o break through the 30 day barrier.

You can join the crew for this amazing record attempt by applying for a position. Taking a crew of 18, 6 slots are for proefssional crew and the final 12 are open to anyone with offshore sailing experience. All you have to do is send in your resume and then work to promote SOS Australia. For full details on the campaign visit www.sosoceanracing.com/australia.htm and download the application form.

The selection process includes trials in the Whitsundays and Sydney with a warm up event for the record being next years Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at Easter.

The campaign is out to raise awareness of the damage plastic bags and plastic do to our oceans. Ian and Jim are extremely passionate about this issue and are out to make sure everyone in Australia knows about it. Ian's campaign Save Our Seas Australia has recently extended it's campaign to NZ and to Florida in the USA as people find the campaign something they can do themselves. For full details visit www.saveourseasaustralia.com

This campaign will be a great event in Australian sailing as Australia's most famous racing yacht sets out to claim yet another record to add to her amazing history. You could be part. www.sosoceanracing.com/australia.htm

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]

Rolly Tasker Sails 2019 728x90 FooterZhik ATR Aroshell SW FOOTERX-Yachts AUS X4 - FOOTER - 1

Related Articles

Star Sailors League Finals preview
23 crews picked from best in the world off to Nassau An elite gathering of 23 star-studded teams will be competing at the 2019 Star Sailors League Finals in the Bahamas next month, including a number of wildcards drawn from many parts of the world of high-level sailing.
Posted on 19 Nov
Joyon to tackle Leg 2 of IDEC Sport Asian Tour
This is another record attempt, Mauritius to Vietnam Twelve days after completing the first act in his IDEC Sport Asian Tour, when he smashed the Mauritius Route record by more than six days, Francis Joyon is about to tackle the second leg of the voyage taking him to Asia.
Posted on 19 Nov
The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 2
All lined up like little tin soldiers With less than two days of racing in Race 4: the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, Qingdao, current overall leader of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, is already keeping a watchful eye on joker-playing and third place team, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam.
Posted on 19 Nov
World Sailing and CISM partnership
4 year project with international military multi-sport organisation World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has partnered with the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), the international military multi-sport organisation, to develop the sport of sailing in partnership for the next four-years.
Posted on 19 Nov
New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors
New Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 Introducing a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufacturer Allen.
Posted on 19 Nov
America's Cup: American Magic's foiling tack video
The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video shot in Newport, showing that they too, can do a foiling tack without getting wet
Posted on 19 Nov
Swiss engineers to design the fastest sailboat
SP80 is the Swiss challenge powered by a kite wing Three young engineers from the Swiss engineering school EPFL have decided to design the fastest sailboat over a 500m track and enter sailing history.
Posted on 19 Nov
Brest Atlantiques midway mark
In a black hole for 2-3 days Since passing Rio de Janeiro, the first official course mark, the Brest Atlantiques fleet has had to ride out some testing weather conditions for both the men and the machines over the past three days.
Posted on 19 Nov
Hobsons Bay YC claims Lipton Cup victory
Exciting new teams format for the event Three Hobsons Bay Yacht Club boats have collectively taken out an emphatic Lipton Cup victory over their cross-town rivals and event hosts the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV), after the new teams format was introduced for the first time.
Posted on 19 Nov
Harken International Youth Match Racing preview
Countdown on and special guests announced An international cast will take to the race course on Pittwater for the 27th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, to be hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) from 20-24 November, 2019.
Posted on 19 Nov