Steve Fossett and his nine-man crew aboard PlayStation have crossed the finish line at the Lizard and beaten the Transatlantic speed record by one day, 19 hours
Steve Fossett and his nine-man crew aboard PlayStation have broken the TransAtlantic Speed Record by one day, 19 hours with an overall time of 4 days, 17h, 28mins, 6secs over the 2,885-mile course.
Having left New York last Friday, PlayStation maintained a average speed of 25.42 knots and even in the early stages, she was well ahead of the target to beat Serge Madec’s (Jet Services 5) time of 6 days 13 hours 3 mins 32 secs, 11 years ago.
“We are extremely satified,” commented Fossett, after the finish, “PlayStation is an excellent boat, the crew was superb and the weather conditions couldn’t have been better.”
With three previous record attempts under their belt already, Team Fossett, had enough experience to judge the perfect weather conditions for this fourth attempt. With a cold front gale ahead of them and relatively flat seas, PlayStation revelled in the conditions and the crew gave everything they had to ensure she kept well ahead of schedule.