After calling Newport Shipyard home for several weeks in preparation to attempt breaking the Transatlantic Record, Orange II set out from New York on Sunday, July 2 and has already broken the 24-hour record, by covering 752 miles in one day!
The current Transatlantic record is held by Steve Fossett and his team on PlayStation, (4 days, 17 hours 28 minutes and 6 seconds.)
This has been a great start for Bruno Peyron and his eleven-man crew, who have managed to maintain an average speed of 31.2 knots since Ambrose Light (the starting line for the Transatlantic record.)
Everyone at Newport Shipyard wishes Bruno and his crew much luck! You can followOrange II by logging on to: http://www.netandsea.com/maxicatamaran-orange2/