After 12 days of checking the trim and changing sails, the continuous hard work of skipper Ross Daniel, 22, and the crew of Spirit of Diana has paid off
After 12 days of checking the trim and changing sails, the continuous hard work of skipper Ross Daniel, 22, and his crew has paid off. They have not only won the ARC 2001 transatlantic race but they’ve also broken the time record by more than 18 hours.
At 1221.43 UTC on 7 December 2001Spirit of Diana, owned by Formula 1 Events Ltd, raced into St Lucia’s Rodney Bay Marina withLady in Redhot on her heels. The two yachts had been jockeying for position for over 48 hours.
“After 2700 miles at sea it is always exciting to have a close finish,” said Ross Daniels, Skipper ofSpirit of Diana, “The crew sailed the yacht extremely well and they deserve this outstanding result. They have proved that when people work together as a team anything is possible.”
TheSpirit of Dianacrew comprises:Skipper: Ross Daniel, 22, Plymouth (youngest skipper racing)1st Mate: James Gray, Scotland2nd Mate: Ian Bartlett, PortsmouthDavid Lavelle, KentTim Horsfield, Clandown, SomersetRoger Nisbit, East Lothian, ScotlandWill Hide, Travel Journalist, IndependentVictoria Stringer, EmsworthTed Emmett, Chedstow, MonmouthshireJon Fay, WarsashDebra Purdy, GosportAlistair Whall, Steyning, SussexGraham Wedlake, Tunbridge Wells