Bruno Peyron and team on standby for North Atlantic record 25/5/06

French skipper Bruno Peyron and crew are currently in standby mode in Newport Rhode Island awaiting a weather window to launch an attempt on the North Atlantic record aboard the 120ft catamaran Orange 2.

Orange 2 sailed from New York arriving at Newport Rhode Island on Tuesday to prepare for an attempt at 2001 North Atlantic record set by Steve Fossett and team in 2001 aboard PlayStation. The time to beat is: 4 days, 17 hours, and 28 minutes. PlayStation’s average speed was an amazing 25.78kts.