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27/06/04 - DAY6: MEDIA UPDATE: 1400 HRS CORRECTED ELAPSED TIME
 
      Elapsed time: 5d 15h 50m, Ahead/behind record: -56 miles, 3hr 15min behind, Existing record: 7d 2h 34m 42s, Distance covered: 2115, Distance covered in last 24 hrs: 438 nm, Distance to finish: 640, Position: 48 21 52N; 21 21 24W, Average boat speed (VMG) towards finish so far: 16.29, Average boat speed (VMG) now required to beat record: 18.29, Current boat speed: 16.6 knots

 
<> WILL HAVE TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY 00:44:42 GMT ON TUESDAY 29th JUNE 2004 TO ET A NEW RECORD FOR THE FASTEST SOLO SAILOR TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC

PERFORMANCE PARTNER OF THE DAY: B&G autopilots and data systems form the core of the electronics package onboard the trimaran.

NOTES ON THE RECORD
Solo west-east Transatlantic existing records:
Laurent Bourgnon: Primagaz (60ft trimaran)
June 1994; 7d 2h 34m 42s, 2925 miles, at an average speed 17.15 knots
Florence Arthaud (fastest female): Pierre 1er (60ft trimaran)
1990; 9d 22h 5m, 2925 miles, average speed 12.25 knots
MacArthur currently holds three previous solo sailing race records set on board her 60-foot monohull Kingfisher:
Plymouth (UK) to Newport (US) east-west transatlantic 14 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes (fastest female and winner of Class 1).
Fastest female to race solo around the world in the 2000/2001 Vendée Globe in 94 days, 4 hours, 25 minutes, 40 seconds and finishing 2nd overall.
Route du Rhum race (St Malo, France to Guadeloupe) new course record 13 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 47 seconds

For further information, please contact Offshore Challenges:
Kate Steven or Lucy Harwood
T: +44 (0)870 063 0210
E: kate@oggshorechallenges.com or lucy@ofshorechallenges.com

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