The Jersey-based sailor and his crew of two took a little less than three and a half days to sail the length of Britain and set a new record.

2006 Solo Route du Rhum race winner and Vendée Globe contender Phil Sharp set off from Falmouth on Sunday with two crewmen, boat owner Alex Alley and Sean ‘The Beard’ Conway.
Conway has already walked, run and swum from Land’s End to John O’Groats and now has added the end-to-end sail to his achievements, setting a new record.

Phil Sharp, Conway and Alley travelled on a C40 Class yacht sponsored by Bruichladdich and sailed from one end of Britain to the other, around 620 miles, in three days, 11 hours, 52 minutes and 15 seconds.

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“This is a great opportunity to set a nice record and get some good ‘bite-sized’ training for the Vendée Globe.”, said Sharp before setting off “In a year’s time I should be racing in the Southern Ocean but in the meantime December’s weather on Britain’s exposed Atlantic coast will be extremely challenging.

‘We are all excited to be taking on a new record, not to say a little daunted at the prospect. It is fantastic for me to have the support of Henri Lloyd as a supporter going forwards from here. The next few days will be a great test for me and the clothing, I look forwards to being warm and dry whatever the weather throws at us.’