Navionics-sponsored Bradstone Challenger Smashes World Record!12 August 2005Category:NavionicsBradstone challengerSmashesWorld RecordNeil McGregorBritain
On 12 August 2005 Neil McGrigor and his team on board the Bradstone Challenger, a 51ft Blade Runner, smashed the outright World Record for the fastest powerboat sprint around Britain.
The team completed the circumnavigation in 27 hours and 10 minutes, beating the existing record of 30 hours and 59 minutes by 3 hours and 41 minutes and 40 seconds!
Immediately after crossing the line Neil McGrigor paid tribute to the part the sponsors and supporters had played in breaking the record.
Commenting on valued sponsor Navionics he said, “Navionics Gold Charts were accurate and clear at all times. This was vital as, in order to smash the record by the most possible time, we chose to take the inner passage on the west coast of Scotland, going inside the Isles of Mull, Jura and Skye. The team certainly could not have attempted this without trusting the charts! During the attempt the Bradstone Challenger reached a top speed of 71 knots and we could still clearly read and use the charts.”