Safran Takes Solo Transat Record

As the sun came over Cape Lizard in England this morning, Marc Guillemot brought the IMOCA60 Safran across the finish line 8 days, 5 hours, and 20 minutes after leaving Ambrose Light in New York — usurping the record Alex Thomson set with Hugo Boss last summer.

It was an intense race across the north Atlantic between Guillemot and Zbigniew “Gutek” Gutkowski’s Energa for the title — for Gutkowski, there’s always next summer.