.. beating Ellen MacArthur and Shirley Robertson!

Yachting Monthly’s new Technical Editor, Chris Beeson, scooped the top prize at the Lewmar Challenge on Friday. The challenge was to hoist a sail as fast as possible, and Chris beat Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson and round the world yachtswomen Ellen MacArthur and Dee Caffari, as well as the other yachting magazines entries.

Final times were:

Chris Beeson, Yachting Monthly: 26.5s

Ellen MacArthur: 27.07s

Dee Caffari: 29.62s

Dinghy Magazine: 31.30s

Yachts and Yachting Magazine: 33.17s

Shirley Robertson: 39.12s