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PlayStation Smashes TransAt Record

American skipper Steve Fossett and his international crew aboard the 125 feet maxi cat PlayStation have set a remarkable new West to East Trans Atlantic world sailing speed record (subject to official ratification by the WSSR Council). They set the new time of 4 days 17 hours 28 mins 6 secs against the official course distance of 2.925 nm.

This beats the previous record of 6 days 13 hours 3 mins 32 secs, set 11 years ago by Serge Madec on Jet Services 5 by the huge margin of almost 44 hours The cat PlayStation crossed the start line at Ambrose Light, New York on Friday 5 October at 17.19.17 GMT and maintained an incredible 25.78 knots average speed all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, finishing at 10.47.23 GMT Wednesday 10 October.

A new 24 Hour speed record of 687.17 nm was also set during the period 22.00 GMT 6 October - 22.00 GMT 7 October


16/10/2001

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