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4 June 2005, 10:28 am
Ellen Macarthur Establishes New Crewed Record Of 6 Hours, 20 Minutes, 33 Seconds In The Inaugural Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy
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Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy

After a wet and rainy start in Plymouth (GBR), B&Q finished under blue skies and a WSW wind of 20 knots in Roscoff (FRA) at 20:00:25 BST yesterday evening to establish a new crewed Plymouth to Roscoff record for the Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy. Conditions at the start meant a wet and windy beginning to the record attempt, with SW winds of up to 25 knots as B&Q crossed the start line between Penlee Point and Brittany Ferries flagship the 'Pont Aven'.
Ellen MACARTHUR and her crew of Loik GALLON and Roland JOURDAIN (FRA) have set a new crewed Plymouth to Roscoff record of 6 hours, 20 minutes and 33 seconds to claim the inaugural Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy. The trimaran B&Q crossed the start line at 13:39:52 BST yesterday afternoon. 'It has been a great day, the weather has been fairly changeable in wind strength and perhaps we were a little unlucky at the start. But after the halfway mark we must have moved through the front and the skies cleared completely. It has been great to be out here racing again on B&Q and also sailing with Bilou and Loik. We didn't quite beat the Pont Aven to Roscoff, but it was a great day's sailing.' B&Q hit a top speed of 21 knots and averaged 15.76 knots overall. The Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy will in the future be awarded to any sailing vessel that breaks the record established today by the B&Q trimaran.

Ellen and Roland JOURDAIN will remain in Roscoff for the evening as they prepare to depart for their 1000 mile Transat Jacques Vabre qualifier tomorrow on board the Open 60 monohull Sill et Veolia.

Team Ellen. Image, B&Q setting another record:© Event Media
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