British skipper Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) and his team of four people officially broke the world distance record of daily transition for 18.3-meter (60-foot) monohull yachts. The achievement recorded by the Board in speed records of the International sailing Federation.
Racing on Board HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 team successfully passed 539,7 nautical miles.
It happened July 19-20, during a transatlantic crossing from new York to the UK. The yacht was going at an average speed 22,49 site.
It is noteworthy that the previous record 2017 536,81 nautical miles also belonged to Thomson. During the last world tour, Vendee Globe day he walked with an average speed 22.36 node. A similar record in 468,72 miles, which the sailor set in 2002, no one could surpass in the next 10 years.