ARC Race 2014 record broken by 2 days by Leopard!

ARC Race 2014 record broken by 2 days by Leopard!

Published by Editorial team on 4th Dec 2014

Supersail yacht Leopard took Line Honours for the 2014 ARC Race (IRC Racing Division) crossing the finish line off Rodney Bay, St.Lucia on 3 December at 01:09:51 UTC.


Leopard took Line Honours for the 2014 ARC Race (IRC Racing Division) crossing the finish line off Rodney Bay, St.Lucia on 3 December at 01:09:51 UTC.

In an elapsed time of 8d 14h 39m 51s, this sets a new record for the 2700 nautical mile course, which has been run for over 30 years. Leopard's time beat the previous record by 2d 6h 45m 19s.

Captain Chris Sherlock commented: "This was a very good race for Leopard we had good downwind sailing conditions the whole way, albeit getting lighter towards the finish in St Lucia. Leopard's top speed for the trip was 32.6 knots and the boat consistently averaged in excess of 20 knots."

A proper blast across the Atlantic – it is what the boat was built for and a real thrill.”


In total, supersail yacht Leopard now holds four Transatlantic records:

1. - WRSSC powered sailing systems record from Ambrose light to the lizard in the UK (7 days, 19 hours and 21 minutes)
2. - The South Atlantic race record from Cape town to Brazil (10 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes and 35 seconds)
3. - The IMA maxi association race from Tenerife to Virgin Gorda (7 days, 8 hours, 59 minutes, 12 seconds),
4. - The ARC race record from Gran Canaria to St Lucia. (8 days, 14 hours, 39 minutes, 51 seconds)

Thats trully amazing. As in words of the owner Mike Slade “Four different courses, four different records! It is a fantastic achievement for Leopard”. "A really impressive result particularly in her new racer cruiser mode. We now head to Antigua for the RORC Caribbean 600 before returning and looking forward to a full on corporate season back in the Solent throughout the summer.”


Luxury charter yacht Leopard has selective dates this summer in the Solent for corporate sailing days. Why not charter a record breaker for the day to wow your family or clients....

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