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Closing in on the 40ft world record? Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy © Paul Wyeth/RORC

Record on for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy is under 200 miles from the finish, Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger is stalking the leader. The battle for line honours is expected to conclude tomorrow with both teams well inside the 40 foot world record.

On the eighth day of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race all but three of the 18 teams still racing had rounded Muckle Flugga. Stories are coming in from the yachts about the cold front that brought storm force winds to the fleet. The extreme weather has now passed leaving in its wake patchy breeze and lumpy seas. Far to the south the leading Class40s were still in over 20 knots, beating into the North Sea. The smallest yacht in the fleet, Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group, is under 500 miles from the finish and continues as overall race leader after IRC time correction.

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World Records

  • Outright

    OMA07 Musandam-Oman Sail
    Sidney Gavignet
    2014: 3 days 03:32:36
  • Monohull

    UAE2 Azzam
    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Ian Walker
    2014: 4 days 13:10:28
  • Monohull All-Female

    SWE1929 SCA
    Team SCA/Samantha Davies
    2014: 4 days 21:00:39
  • Monohull 60ft or less

    GBR100 Artemis - Team Endeavour
    Artemis Ocean Racing/Brian Thompson
    2014: 5 days 14:00:54
  • Monohull 40ft or less

    GBR52 Swish
    Roderick Knowles
    2014: 8 days 19:06:49