Two sleeps until record attempt
THERE are just two more sleeps to go for Whitsunday sailors Ian Thomson and Kyle Rose before they depart from Sydney this Saturday, May 7 to break the circumnavigation world record around Australia.
The sailing duo will complete the world record attempt onboard the Australian Maxi yacht, Brindabella which competed in the Brisbane-Gladstone event over the Easter long-weekend.
Taking out fourth position in line honours, Thompson said the boat was extremely big and powerful and would be able to handle most conditions.
The world record attempt is part of Thomson’s Save Our Seas Australia campaign – an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the damage that plastics are doing to our environment.
Thompson currently holds the solo around Australia record and believes another trip around the nation will help attract more media attention for the Save Our Seas campaign.
A crew of 14 have been training hard in Sydney which will accompany Thompson and Rose on the journey.
To track the crew’s voyage around Australia, visit the Save Our Seas’ website at www.sosoceanracing.com.