Ratification for Icap Maximus for Around the Isle of Wight record 15/8/06
Icap Maximus has been granted ratification by the World Sailing Speed Sailing Council for her Around the Isle of Wight – Rule 21c (powered sail systems) Monohull record.
The Greg Elliott-designed 98ft supermaxi owned by Charles St Clair Brown and Bill Buckley set a new elapsed record of 3 hours 20 minutes 9 seconds during Skandia Cowes Week on 3 August, slicing 48min 46sec off the previous record held by Mike Slade’s Leopard (4h 8m 55s) set in 2001.
In ideal north-westerly winds gusting up to 30kts, St Clair Brown (on the helm) and his 26-strong team not only completed the the 50-mile course in record time but notched up an impressive average speed of 15.01kts.
Chatting about what lies ahead for the record-breaking Icap Maximus St Clair Brown said: “The next challenge is the Maxi worlds which will be great because this will be the first time we come up against Wild Oats, Alpha Romeo, Zana and Konica Minolta, and then of course there’s the Z 86s including Morning Glory so its going to be a great series. And of course we still want to get the 24-hour monohull speed record? watch this space.”?