R'n'R for PlayStation

As Steve Fossett signs up for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, reports Dick Johnson

Thursday February 27th 2003, Author: Dick Johnson, Location: Caribbean
American adventurer and record-breaking sailor Steve Fossett, together with his 125ft catamaran PlayStation, have confirmed their entry to the Heineken Regatta, raced 7th 8th and 9th of March from the Caribbean Island of St Maarten.

Fossett and his crew of 12 are hot from lopping more than 24 hours off the east-West transatlantic sailing record on the Route of Discovery course from Cadiz to the Bahaman island of Salvador.

PlayStation joins over 200 boats in the annual regatta which enjoys a tremendous reputation for offering intense racing followed by even more intense parties. PlayStation will mean some headaches for the organisers - not the least in making sure the committee boat is on station in time to record the finish of the speedy multihull.

Fossett and his boat, holders of ten of the 13 fastest outright ocean passage records recognized by the World Sailing Speed records Council, will arrive in St Maarten's Marigot Bay on Saturday.

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