Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails 3Di 60 - 728x90

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]

X-Yachts AUS X4 - FOOTER - 2IDS--Bruce-660x82Rolly Tasker Sails 2019 728x90 Footer

Related Articles

Australian Sailing welcomes new CEO
Announcing the appointment of Ben Houston as Chief Executive Officer Australian Sailing is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Houston as Chief Executive Officer.
Posted today at 6:11 am
World Match Racing Tour extends 2018 season
Revised 2018-2019 WMRT Final will take place in Marstrand, Sweden The World Match Racing Tour, under new ownership since 1 January, has announced an extension to the 2018 season in order to complete the World Championship following its sale by Aston Harald in December.
Posted today at 6:08 am
Rolex Fastnet Race's complete pantheon race boats
2019 will see an unprecedented entry of 'non-IRC' boats The most impressive collection of offshore racing hardware from across the globe is set to gather off Cowes for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race
Posted today at 5:58 am
Reflections of Olympic and America's Cup Women
four women, all born in 1994, tell their stories about the different directions they took in sailing Gemma Jones: "How you go at a certain age isn't a good representation of what you can go on to achieve. Often size at a particular age can be a big factor in results and it's not fair to make judgements until you mature and really start to work hard."
Posted today at 1:06 am
World Youth Champ steps up to Olympic level
Josh Armit (17yrs) writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes Current World Youth Single-handed champion Josh Armit (17yrs) writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes and the challenge of juggling that process with school.
Posted today at 1:00 am
Six RS21s line up at the San Diego NOOD Regatta
The six RS21s, now named the '6 pack', battled it out Sail22 unloaded the six boats from a 40ft container and set to work rigging the charter fleet. On Thursday afternoon, six teams arrived and received a briefing on the new one design fleet before beginning a training session on the water.
Posted on 20 Mar
New women's class in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE
For the very first time in history the Copa del Rey MAPFRE will have an all-female winning team Following the recent announcement of the new classification system, a new Women's Class will also be added to the 38th edition, with the aim of reinforcing female participation in the sport of sailing
Posted on 20 Mar
Olympics 2024: Singlehander Trials conclude
Kontides wins 2024 Olympic single-hander equipment trials in Valencia Grand finale for the Olympic Trials in Valencia. The fourth and final day of testing at sea has reserved
Posted on 20 Mar
Cruising YC of Australia celebrates 75 years
With a year-long party The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019 – and Members, guests and yachting enthusiasts alike are in for a treat with a year-long celebration planned.
Posted on 19 Mar
Royal Perth YC dinghy updates
Plenty of light wind action on Sunday morning There was plenty of light wind action on Sunday morning including the occasional swim to cool down! The clear message from the coaches was that regattas aren't always held in raging gales so focus and technique in light winds are really important.
Posted on 19 Mar