English Channel Record
April 2020 - May 2020
Course: Cowes (UK) – Dinard (FR), distance 138 nautical miles.
The current record – officially validated by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) – is 4 hours,
48 minutes and 57 seconds. It was set in September of 2015 and it belongs to the trimaran Phaedo3 (LOA/ft: 70, LOA/m: 21.34) – which is now inactive – with owner and skipper Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson (USA/GBR). Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 accepted the challenge and will try to break the Channel Record next year: the start will be set accordingly to the best weather, but ideally it will be between April and May.