Oct 29, 2015

MOD70 'Phaedo 3': World Records confirmed



Excellent video sent by Rachel Jasperen. The MOD70s couldn´t gather a solid OD Class but they are having a second life with Phaedo and others like Gitana Team and their oean crossing  foiling project. Meanwhile Phaedo 3 keeps breaking records.
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"Phaedo3 now currently holds 4 World Sailing Speed Records after the World Sailing Speed Record Council has now officially ratified all of Phaedo3’s record attempts from last month.

Check out above the following video link for action from Phaedo3’s record breaking week

Below are the official numbers from John Reed of the WSSRC:

- Record: Fastnet. Original Course. Outright record.
Yacht: Phaedo 3. MOD 70
Names: Lloyd Thornburg USA and Brian Thompson GBR plus a crew of 5.
Dates:.16th to the 17th September 2015.
Start time: 00;24;44 on 16/09/15
Finish time: 04;07;10 on 17/09/15
Elapsed time: 27 hours 42 minutes and 26 seconds
Distance: 595 NM
Average speed: 21.48 kts kts

- Record: Plymouth to La Rochelle. Outright record.
Yacht: Phaedo 3. MOD 70
Names: Lloyd Thornburg USA and Brian Thompson GBR plus a crew of 5.
Dates:.17th September 2015.
Start time: 04;43;23 UTC on 17/09/15
Finish time: 18;48;43 UTC on 17/09/15
Elapsed time: 14 hours 05 minutes and 20 seconds
Distance: 329 NM
Average speed: 23.36 kts

- Record: Cowes to Dinard. Outright record.
Yacht: Phaedo 3. MOD 70
Names: Lloyd Thornburg USA and Brian Thompson GBR plus a crew of 5.
Dates:.22nd September 2015.
Start time: 07;47;58 UTC on 22/09/15
Finish time: 12;36;55 UTC on 22/09/15
Elapsed time: 4 hours 48 minutes and 57 seconds
Distance: 138 NM
Average speed: 28.66 kts

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