June sees two new world records, a brand new
around the British Isles and a fastest circumnavigation of the Isle
The Spirit of Cardiff team has established a brand new record by circumnavigating
the British Isles for the first time in a powerboat (RIB). The team,
Alan Priddy, Steve Lloyd and Clive Tully completed the 2222 nautical
mile round trip in 126 hrs 05 mins, by maintaining an average speed
of 17.6 knots.
The team decided to attempt the record as part of their two year preparation
for a world record attempt in 2002 to circumnavigate the world in 50
Clipper Gemini are proud to announce the setting of a new world record
for a single lap around the Isle of Wight. On Friday 16th June 2000
a Gemini 9m race RIB set a new record of 44 mins 25 secs with an average
speed of 75 mph.
The RIB is powered by two 250 hp outboards and has a top speed approaching
85 mph: the hull is an ultra deep V with two steps giving a very soft
and dry ride.
The RIB was skippered by the famous South African RIB racer Henning
Blaauw with navigation by William Ward, the CEO of Clipper Ventures