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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing smashes record

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15 August - with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the race record by over 30 hours and setting a new world record (subject to WSSRC ratification.)

Team Campos, skippered by Iker Martinez finished just over two hours behind Azzam to take second place.

Team Dongfeng, skippered by Charles Caudrelier completed the podium, crossing the finish line in third place, four hours behind Team Campos. Alvimedica and Team SCA shared a tremendous battle for fourth which was won by Alvimedica by just 11 minutes.

Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds.

This breaks the previous World Record for an all female crew on a monohull set by Aviva, an Open 60, in 2009, by 1 day, 14 hours, 30 minutes and 14 seconds. Team SCA's record is subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council. Of the women onboard SCA in 2014, both Dee Caffari and Sam Davies were also onboard Aviva when the World Record was set in 2009.

This is the third World Record broken during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

G New
16 August 2014 11:19 GMT


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