AVIVA SAILING RECORD
Friday June 26th, 2009
AVIVA LA REVOLUTION
Great news for the all girl crew of Aviva. They have successfully accomplished what they set out to achieve and set a new record for sailing around Britain and Ireland. On June 22nd skipper Dee Cafferi and the crew completed the course in 6 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds. This was 17 hours and 16 minutes ahead of the previous record set in 2004 by the crew of the Solune.
'The outright speed record was always our goal and I am ecstatic that we accomplished our aim. In sport, as in many areas of life, choosing the right team is vital to success and over the last six days, Aviva has had a strong, focused team aboard pushing her every inch of the course.” Said the extatic is somewhat exhausted skipper. “We have all given it 110% and clear communication has played a key part in this achievement. It has very much been a team effort and having the other three girls with me has been a blast.'
Fellow Vendee Globe entrant, Samantha Davies had this to say 'It was fantastic to be onboard Aviva for this record breaking trip. We pushed ourselves and the boat hard, but it was definitely worth it to finish inside the record. I think I'm almost as exhausted after this trip as I was after the Vendee Globe - although that's probably as much from the constant chatting as the sailing!'
The Harbourguides Crew would like to wish all aboard the Aviva their heartest congratulations.
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