TGB 34 Transatlantic Challenger 2020
LATEST NEWS from the camp...
23rd of October saw 9 members of Team Great Britain gather to brief the press and invited guests at the Royal Western Yacht Club of England in Plymouth. It was a chance for the Team to get together as they arrived from as far away as Philippines, Dubai, Germany and Southern France.
Dan Stevens, owner of former Blue Riband record breaker Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2, provided the perfect backdrop for the media and our guests to take a look around the vessel that claimed the fastest crossing with Sir Richard Branson in 1986.
We had a great day and the response both on an offline was tremendous. The traffic is really starting build and the message is spreading.
Richard George presented the project with Dag Pike giving his insight into just how difficult the challenge is. He outlined his experience with avoiding icebergs at high speed and how they previously suffered 800 miles in thick fog as they crossed from New York to Bishop Rock and the disappointment with being rescued just short of the finish line in 1985.
Andrew S N Lea and George Robson presented the approach they took to developing the Blue Riband Atlantic Challenge vessel and the rest of the Team were on hand to take questions.
TV interviews were held both at the Royal Western Yacht Club of England (the home of Transatlantic Racing) and beside and on board Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2.
LENGTH – 34m (112ft)
BEAM – 13m (43 ft)
TOP SPEED – + 62 KNOTS (71 mph)
ENGINES – 6
ENGINE TYPE – HYBRID DRIVE TRAIN
HP AND FUEL LOAD AND WEIGHT – NOT REVEALED
NAVAL ARCHITECT – ANDREW S N LEA – BRITISH
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|Length:||34 m/112 ft|
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