Arrives off Cowes

A new world record has been made by the sailors aboard a 70ft trimaran in the Round Britain & Ireland Race.

Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 today.

With an elapsed time of 3days 03hour 32minutes 36seconds, this breaks the previous World Record for a multihull held by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011, by 0hr 16m 38s and is subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.