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8 November 2001, 08:38 pm
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Playstation Record Attempt

Back in Southampton after having abandoned his attempt on the Channel Record Trophy, Steve Fossett and his crew got some rest then studied the weather situation for the coming hours.

Unfortunately it didn't leave any hope of renewing the attempt in the right conditions. And Steve was clear before starting: "our strategy will be to raise the bar very high. The only real issue concerns the size of the waves, which could slow us down if they get too big".

Isle of Wight instead of the Channel

The crew assembled for this Channel crossing record will not have come for nothing, they will be put to good use on Friday for an attempt on the round the Isle of Wight record, held by Joyon and Pattisson in 3 hours, 8 minutes and 29 seconds, since June 16th 2001.

But Steve Fossett has no intention of stopping there. He likes the concept of the Channel Record Trophy and he is determined to be the first to inscribe his name on the list of record holders of this sailing speed base.

So, the skipper of the biggest racing catamaran in the world has decided that after a short trip back to the USA, he will return in 8 to 10 days time to line up PlayStation on the circuit again.
Jocelyn Blériot/News Editor
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