Guinness World Records certify the Around Isle of Wight feat!
The World Sailing Speed Record Council have officially confirmed a new record for 40ft single-handed Around the Isle of Wight. Additionally setting a benchmark for the 60ft class to challenge. Record facts Record: Around the Isle of Wight. 40ft Singlehanded. Yacht: “OceansLab” Class 40. Name: Phil Sharp. GBR Dates:.1st December 2019 Start [...]
Subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, Phil Sharp has set a new record for single-handed monohull up to 40 foot for the Around Isle of Wight aboard Class 40 race boat OceansLab. Credit Paul Wyeth Photography At 08:24 UTC this morning Sharp crossed the start line for the record attempt [...]
Phil Sharp has confirmed a start-time of approximately 0830 UTC tomorrow for an attempt at setting a new world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight. He’ll be aiming to set the fastest outright time for single-handed, in addition to the fastest monohull up to 40 foot. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie “The forecast [...]
Phil Sharp has moved to Code Amber for his attempt to set a new Around Isle of Wight record as a favourable weather window has been forecast for this weekend. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie The forecast for Saturday shows strong record breaking winds however, the direction and tides mean Sunday morning could be the preferred option [...]
Two-times world record holder Phil Sharp is on standby to attempt the Around Isle of Wight world sailing speed record and will also be raising awareness of the urgent action required to reduce maritime air pollution along the UK coastline, and in busy ports such as Southampton. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie Sharp will be [...]