Charter Yacht Breaks Another Transatlantic Record
Friday 5 December 2014Congratulations to the crew of Leopard which was the first yacht to finish the ARC race with an astonishing time of 8 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes over the 2,700 nautical mile course. In doing so it has beaten the previous record by almost 55 hours.
Leopard is now the holder of four transatlantic records.
What I find most impressive about these achievements is that Leopard can be switched from being a record breaking racer to a luxury charter yacht by swapping her spinnaker for a lightweight entertainment module. When I interviewed the skipper, Chris Sherlock, about this when I was aboard at the Rolex Middle Sea Race he demonstrated how this swap adds no extra weight to the yacht. This means that when she is in charter mode she will sail just as quickly as when in record breaking mode.
We wish Leopard all the best for the RORC Caribbean 600 and are happy to answer any questions from clients that would like to charter her for the corporate season in the Solent in the summer of 2005.