Mike Slade's new 100 footer shatters the eight year old record

At 0858 and 53 seconds this morning Mike Slade’s 100 foot Farr-designed canting keel ICAP Leopard crossed the Fastnet Race finish line in Plymouth in an incredible elapsed time of 1 day 20 hours 18 minutes.

Having trailed the 90-foot Rambler by just three seconds at the Fastnet, Leopard turned on the afterburners and rocketed to the finish 251 miles away in just 15 hours.

More later.

Picture shows ICAP Leopard and Rambler just after rounding the Fastnet Rock