Jan Kees Lampe is first across the line in Rhode Island, USA

Jan Kees Lampe, on boardLa Promese, crossed the OSTAR 2009 finish line at 01:10 this morning (12 June) at Newport, Rhode Island. Jan broke the existing record for a 40 foot yacht.

The Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) is the world’s oldest solo ocean challenge, dating back to 1960. First won by circumnavigator Sir Francis Chichester, the race has upheld its Corinthian roots, providing aspiring professional and amateur sailors with the ultimate challenge.