The World Sailing Speed Record Council have officially confirmed a new record for 40ft single-handed Around the Isle of Wight
Phil Sharp broke the single-handed monohull world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight on Sunday 1 December
Two-times world record holder Phil Sharp is on standby to attempt the Around Isle of Wight world sailing speed record
Britain’s Phil Sharp finished third in the highly-competitive Class40 division in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race.
With less than 800 nm to sail to the finish of the 2018 Route du Rhum he French sailor François Gabart is on course not only to win the ULTIME class but to smash the outright race record
The first 24hrs of racing have seen over a third of the fleet head for land and the worst of the weather and sea state is yet to come. Of the 123 boats that crossed the Route du Rhum start…