Pyewacket, Roy Disney's 75ft Reichel-Pugh maxi yacht has shattered the Newport Bermuda Race record
Pyewacket, Roy Disney’s 75ft Reichel-Pugh maxi yacht, has shattered the Newport Bermuda Race record. She finished the 635-mile classic ocean race at 19:54:22 EDT with an unofficial elapse time of 53hrs 39min 22sec cutting 3hrs 52min 28sec off the previous record 57hr:31min:50sec set in 1996 by George Coumantaros’ maxi Boomerang.
Pyewacket, revelled in 20-30 knot south-westerly winds, power reaching at 14 knots directly for Bermuda’s St David’s Lighthouse on Sunday morning. Light winds slowed her progress but the record still fell.
Boomerang crossed the line a close second at 20:17:44, breaking her own record as well.