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Peregrine #68 sets new course record in Royal Western Yacht Club Lonely Rock Race


Peregrine #68 took line honors and set a new course record in the 2022 Royal Western Yacht Club's Lonely Rock Race. The race represents the original Fastnet Course, starting in the Solent, rounding the Fastnet, and ending in Plymouth.

The new record set on Wednesday 20th July 2022 by the double handed duo from the Peregrine Offshore Race Team predates a record which has stood for 97 years (1925). The team found the race enjoyable, with the unusual weather system allowing for a predominately off wind race.

Skipper Jasper Golyer paid respect to the two nearest competitors, Arcsine (doublehanded) and Atomic (four handed) who both held on up to the Fastnet: "Once around the infamous Rock the surf-able seas and thirty knots of breeze allowed us to finally extend with the kite up. On the edge sailing but fast, classic Class40 conditions."

For crew member Lauren Demos this was her first doublehanded race and as such offered numerous learning opportunities. Being new to the sport and class gaining a line honors win and a race course record was particularly meaningful.

"Our campaign has worked hard to set strong goals for our first year racing, after fully refitting the boat in the offseason. We are thrilled to see such exciting results- she's a speedy boat, and the team has put in a lot of hard work to get here.

During the race, it was extremely motivating to be in the mix with the Dhream Cup competitors as they also raced a similar course- truly great sailing all around. " 

Péregrine new record: 75h 30mins

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