ORMA 60 first home

John Burnie's Region Guadeloupe takes line honours in the RORC's inaugural Caribbean 600

Wednesday February 25th 2009, Author: Louay Habib, Location: United Kingdom
Physically exhausted, wringing wet and full of pride, John Burnie’s ORMA 60 trimaran, Region Guadeloupe crossed the finish line under Shirley Heights, Antigua at 03:51:05 Local time (GMT-4) to set the multihull elapsed time for future multihulls to beat. Their elapsed time for the course was 40 Hours 11 minutes 5 seconds.

Dockside at the Antigua Yacht Club, John Burnie said: “That was an incredible ride, all credit to the crew, but hats off to the yacht owner Claude Thelier who has completed an Atlantic crossing in this boat, in nine days on his own. We wanted to set a standard for others to beat, we pushed the boat really hard and we never backed off.”

Besides Burnie there were eight other crew; Claude Thelier, Iain Bradshaw, Mark Stevens, Ben Craig-Cameron, Ben Wood, Ed Danby, Stephane Squarcioni and Steve Branagh.

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