Phaedo team to attempt to better Transpac WSSRC record on Phaedo 3

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  1. Corley
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    The Phaedo team are headed towards a start on a record attempt on Transpac WSSRC record route on their MOD70 trimaran. The record is currently held by the Ultime trimaran Lending Club 2 (former Groupama3). I haven't seen a tracker posted as yet. The current record to beat is 3 days 18 hours & 9 seconds.

    Phaedo https://www.facebook.com/teamphaedo/posts/1401601809878349
     
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    I hope they're going to still race in the Transpac in July?
     
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    From the Phaedo teams facebook page:

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    The boys started at 21:40:15 UTC on Thursday 12th its now 15:40:15 UTC on Saturday the 14th.... so the boys have been going 1 day and 18 hours.. this is their current position.. "Lending Club 2"'s current record is just over 3 Days 18 Hours.. trucking along at 29 knots
     
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    From the teams Facebook Page:

    In the darkest hour of Tuesday morning, Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo 3 swopped past Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy at 4:32:18am local time. Looking like they shaved just on hour off the previous record. The total elapsed time was 3 days 16 hours 52 minutes and 03 seconds (all times still to be ratified by the WSSRC)

    As Lloyd stepped onto the dock he said…. “ An unbelievable trip! Can't believe we actually broke the record! This was the most difficult sail of my life. Everything went our way and the team put out a super human effort in order to keep the boat moving at nearly 30 knots through the entire trip. We are all excited for a well deserved rest and some sight seeing in Hawaii…"

    Crew on board for the race were: Lloyd Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Fletcher Kennedy, Justin Slattery, Pete Cumming, Henry Bomby and David Swete.
     
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  7. Corley
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    Phaedo3 is headed back towards California, I'm not sure of their plans but perhaps they will compete in the Transpac as well. They have a video out that covers their Transpac record and their yet to be ratified new record.

     

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    I had heard they were going to race the Transpac. I've really been looking forward to the race between them and Maserati with her foiling system at 100% for the first time. Could be exciting.....
     
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