Boating’s many tribes include an extreme sect composed of bluewater adventurers focused solely on sailing as fast as possible.
Phaedo³ is an MOD 70, a 70-foot one-design trimaran built of strong but lightweight composite materials.
Recently Phaedo³, skippered by owner Lloyd Thornburg, spent a week breaking world records — the Fastnet’s; one for Plymouth (England) to La Rochelle (France); and also for Cowes (England) to Dinard (France).
During each voyage the boat was flying, seeing speeds in excess of 40 knots and an average speed of 28.66 knots. Take a look at the crew’s record-setting week.
Phaedo³ now holds four world sailing speed records. The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified all of Phaedo³’s attempts from last month.