Cordon Rouge Club - CORDON ROUGE CLUB MEMBER BRIAN THOMPSON TRIUMPHS AGAIN AT RORC 600 CARIBBEAN

CORDON ROUGE CLUB MEMBER BRIAN THOMPSON TRIUMPHS AGAIN AT RORC 600 CARIBBEAN

15 March 2016

Three weeks ago, Cordon Rouge Club Member and multi-record breaking sailor Brian Thompson not only won the Multihull at RORC 600 Caribbean but also broke his very own world record in the process.  

The race, said to contain the highest calibre of international sailors, is in its eighth year and sees competitors race 600 miles around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and ending in Antigua. Brian’s triumph as part of the MOD70 Phaedo3 team, marks yet another accomplishment to Brian’s impressive collection of 32 world records.   

Phaedo3, co skippered by Brian and skippered by owner Lloyd Thornburg, completed the race in less than 32 hours, obliterating last years’ time by precisely 1 hour, 34 minutes and 26 seconds. This admirable result should in no way underestimate the performance of other competitors. Concise 10, skippered by Ned Collier Wood, was hot on the heels of Phaedo3 throughout the race. Indeed, at speeds in excess of 30 knots the two vessels were barely a boat space apart – with Concise 10 finishing a mere 9 minutes behind.  Brian praised Concise 10 as a tight rival, noting prior to the race that, “I think having Concise to race against will improve our performance.”

 

 

 

Interestingly, Brian wasn’t even aware they had broken the record, claiming that this was an even greater testament to how much they had improved their performance compared to last year. He described crossing the finish line - with horns blaring and spectators - cheering as a magical moment in his history of sailing.

It is fitting that Brian, who has repeatedly circumnavigated the globe, broke this most recent record in Antigua - it was here Brian had his first sailing experiences. Brian shows no sign of slowing down. A much sought after crew member, World Yachting magazine has befittingly described him; ‘He may be nearly 50, but Brian Thompson is in his prime. He will, I reckon, be a Generation X version of Mike Birch, still racing fast boats in big races without ado well into his seventies.’

We raise a glass of Mumm to Brian and the entire Phaedo3 team. May their sailing successes continue.

For more information on Brian, visit www.brianthompsonsailing.com | @briansailing

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