Atlantic Sailing Record for Sir Richard Branson?

Posted: September 14, 2008 in boat, boating, boats, sailboats, sailing, sailing records, yacht, yachts
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Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is back chasing sailing records, and this time he’s taking his family along for the ride.

Richard Bransons Yacht Virgin Money

Richard Branson's Yacht Virgin Money

Richard Branson Sailing for Atlantic Record

Richard Branson Sailing for Atlantic Record

Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group has announced that he’ll attempt to break the record for a trans-Atlantic crossing in a single-hulled sailing boat.  Tagging along on the trip will be his 26 year old daughter, Holly, and 23 year old son, Sam.

The 99 foot boat Virgin Money will be co-skippered by Mike Sanderson, Team Director of TEAMORIGIN, the British America’s Cup challenger. The crew will sail the 99-foot yacht ‘Virgin Money’ from New York Harbor to the most southwesterly point in Britain. He called the record of six days, 17 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds, ‘the greatest sailing record of all.’ ‘I realized I couldn’t resist,’ Branson said of the call he got a few weeks ago to participate in the adventure. They plan to set sail sometime in the next few weeks when the weather is right. They are watching to see whether a hurricane comes far enough north to help power their sails.

Sir Richard Bransons Yacht Virgin Money

Sir Richard Branson's Yacht Virgin Money

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  1. […] In 2008, he raced his 99 ft. yacht across the Atlantic: […]

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