Maxi-cat about to get the cream

Orange II is set to shatter the North Atlantic record this evening at around 18H GMT

The deed is almost done. Unless there is some damage or an incident occurs in the last minutes, Bruno Peyron and the other eleven men on board will be smashing the North Atlantic record this evening.

Already the fastest around the world and the fastest over 24 hours, the Orange II maxi catamaran is due at the finishing line off The Lizard at around 18H GMT.

They will thus have crossed the Atlantic in 4 days and around 7 hours, improving by about ten hours on Steve Fossett’s record.