North Atlantic Record Solo

On Saturday 6th July, Marc Guillemot smashed the solo North Atlantic record for a monohull with a time of 8 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds – or 15 hours, 48 minutes and 11 seconds less than the previous record set by the British skipper Alex Thomson in July 2012. Finishing at 0439hrs UTC (0639hrs CET), the skipper of Safran covered the 2880 miles of the distance between New York and The Lizard at an average speed of 14.59 knots.

On June 28, 2013, Safran skipper Marc Guillemot set sail from the Ambrose lighthouse in New York Bay to set a new single-handed record for a West to East Atlantic crossing in a monohull racing yacht. Mission accomplished for Marc Guillemot who beat the record held by Alex Thomson.

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