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New Oslo-Copenhagen Record
Team JJ-Technique pull out a good time to secure this record as theirs. Visit the website HERE
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JJ-Technique Speed Distance Record
 

On August 29th 2003, Team JJ-Technique completed a successful record voyage for open boats, on the distance Oslo-Copenhagen, a new record is established in 5 hours 32 minutes and 13 seconds.

The record was put down by "Scorpion", a 8.5 meter Scorpion RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) formula 1 class boat, with 2 x 225 Hp Evinrude outboard engines, supplied by Uni-Safe. The boat has a top speed of 118 km/h, equivalent to approx 63 knots. Onboard the ”Scorpion” was: pilot Jan Jorgensen and navigator Jens Erik Eriksen. The record is established from Dyna lighthouse (Oslo), from where the ”Scorpion” departed to Kronløbet (Copenhagen).

 

A total of 264.7 nautical miles (approx 490 km). The record is supervised and approved by KDY, Royal Danish Yacht Club, in cooperation with sister organisation KNS (Royal Norwegian Sail Club).

A voyage of this type, length and duration is something that puts the boat and crew under immense pressure. The crew were exhausted when they arrived at Copenhagen. The new record beats the former on the distance, from 1998, held by "Gutta Pa Tur", from Norway. At that time the record was 6 hours and 20 minutes.