June and July is North Atlantic record-breaking season.
Just 10 days after Francis Joyon set the outright solo crossing record aboard IDEC, not one, but two, Open 60 sailors are attempting to snag the solo monohull NYC-Lizard crossing record (which, oddly, does not appear to be an official WSSRC category), which is currently held by Britain’s Alex Thompson, aboard Hugo Boss, at 8 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes.
Both took off yesterday, and after 12 hours Safran was slightly ahead of Energa (and both were hanging in with Thomson’s pace):
So settle in for a good three-way over the next week. Maybe another record is about to drop.