New Outright Record for Around Jamestown:
Newport, RI (October 28, 2016) – Zach Marks of St. Petersburg, Florida set today set a new Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record, riding his foiling kiteboard for an elapsed time of 53 minutes and 37 seconds. This bests the previous record of 00:56:33, held by Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3, by 2 minutes and 56 seconds.
Marks chose to sail the course around the island to port, sailing north from the start off Fort Adams at 12:00:58 EDT. All previous record attempts were set sailing around the island to starboard. Marks departed in a WNW breeze ranging from 20-25 knots at the end of an ebbing tide.
This was Mark’s third attempt to set the Around Jamestown Record. H…
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