Twenty-two teams entered the biennial Newport to Cabo International Yacht Race which took the fleet from Newport Beach, CA south along the Baja California Peninsula to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 took line honours and 1st in class during the 2017 Cabo Race, battling the ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe to see who would be first to the fiesta. Monohulls (19) started the 792 nm race on March 11 with the multihull fleet (3) starting March 12, with all but six teams retiring due to light winds. Race details – Tracker – Crew lists – Facebook For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
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During the 608 nm Rolex Middle Sea Race 2016, Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo 3 media team share insight in what happens to get video and stills during an offshore race.
Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, 107 yachts began the 37th edition of the 608 nm yacht race on October 22. The race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark.
Challenging, enchanting and historic, the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of Europe’s most popular and respected offshore races. Supported by Rolex since 2002, the event’s fascination is largely drawn from its alluring course – a rigorous and scenic anti-clockwise loop around Sicily, which introduces numerous ‘corners’ that present changing and complex meteorological shifts.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new outright world record for the 50nm course around the Isle of Wight in England. Brian Thompson (GBR) and 8 crew sailed the MOD70 Phaedo 3 on August 18 to a time of 02:04:14 (avg speed: 24.15 kt), improving on the previous record of 02:21:25 set by Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA) and 9 crew on the MOD70 Foncia in August 16, 2012.
We may sometimes look like “The Phaedo Show”, but we never really get tired of watching beautiful shots of the most record-breaking boat in recent memory. For this year’s Artemis Challenge (whatever that is), they came up a bit short on their own record, but clearly they still had a good time. Enjoy.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new Bermuda to Plymouth outright record set by the MOD70 Phaedo 3, sailed by co-skippers Lloyd Thornburg (USA)/ Brian Thompson (GBR) and four crew. The team completed the 2870 nm passage on April 29-May 5 in a time of 05:11:57:17 at an average speed of 21.75 knots. The previous record of 14:06:12:50 was set by Ross Hobson (GBR) on the 43-foot trimaran Mollymawk in August 2004.
(February 23, 2016; Day 2) – Line honours victory and Multihull race record for Phaedo3, Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 co-skippered by Brian Thompson, completing the 600nm RORC Caribbean 600 at 19:39:04 AST on Tuesday 23 February. Phaedo3 beat their existing 2015 record of 33hours, 35mins, 30 secs by 1hour 34minutes 26seconds. New Record: 31hours, 59mins, 04seconds. Full report.
Bang! goes the gun for the Caribbean 600; is anything quite as pretty as a big fleet of big boats racing into the tropical blue sea? Nice editing work from the RORC guys on this start video from yesterday; track ‘em and watch the rolling leaderboard here. Argue about the race, monohulls and multihulls, and what an asshole Mr. Clean is here.
For bonus coverage, check out Comanche bowman Shannon Falcone, publishing short vids during the race on Instagram.
Lighter C600 conditions this year mean that Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo is well off their 2015 record-setting pace, but they’ll be enjoying it more this year with some real competition. At the moment, Thornburg’s having a monster battle with Ned Collier-Wakefield’s Mich Desj-crewed Concise, with the green boat holding a tiny lead as they approach the infamous dead zone under Guadeloupe. The secret to Phaedo’s lead? Maybe it’s the hardest working man in offshore racing – Rob Greenhalgh – seen hiking his ass over the hull of the MOD like it’s his Exocet Moth. Photo to thanks to Rachel Fallon-Langdon (and congratulations to a couple of our favorites on their marriage!).
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new outright world record for the 138nm course from Cowes (GBR) to Dinard (FRA). On September 22, Lloyd Thornberg (USA) and Brian Thompson (GBR) plus a crew of 5 sailed the MOD 70 Phaedo 3 to a new time of 04:48:57 for an average of 28.66 knots. The previous record was held by the 105-ft trimaran Lending Club, when skippers Renaud Laplanche (USA/FRA) and Ryan Breymaier (USA) in April 2015 completed the course in 05:14:47.
Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo3 has capped a very busy season with a very special record.
With two staggered starts down, there is just one to go for the 2,800 Transatlantic Race 2015, and it is for the largest and fastest boats: the monohulls Comanche and Rambler 88,
Welcoming an impressive fleet of IMOCA 60s, Volvo 65s and powerful multihulls, the 2015 edition of the celebrated annual charity race around the Isle of Wight looks set to be the largest in its nin
A new outright record and time to beat was set Saturday, June 27 for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Lloyd Thornburg of Santa Fe, New Mexico helmed his MOD70 Phaedo3 around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 56 minutes and 36 seconds. The record setting crew included Brian Thompson, Miles Seddon, Sam Goodchild, Warren Fitzgerald, Sam Bason, and Pete Cumming. The new outright record for the 17.8nm course through Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island takes down GC32 Argo’s record of 00:58:31 set in October 2014. Click headline for full report.
The MOD 70 Phaedo^3 completed the 1560 nm Antigua to Newport passage, reducing the previous mark by approximately 16 hours. By arriving into Newport at midnight Friday, May 8, skipper Brian Thompson (GBR) set a time of 3 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds. A benchmark time for the passage was recorded by the World Sailign Speed Record Council in May 2002, where Adrienne Cahalan (GBR), Helena Darvelid (GBR), and a crew of 15 on the 110-foot maxi-catamaran Maiden II posted a time of 03:22:31:58. Click headline for details.
Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 Phaedo³ finished the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua at 20:35:30 AST on February 24, completing the 600-mile course in an elapsed time of 33 hours, 35 minutes, 30 seconds, smashing the Multihull record by 6 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds which had held since the inaugural race in 2009.
This timelapse video shows their North 3DL sails getting prepped just before the race with new paint and graphics applied by North Graphics in San Diego, CA. Video published on Feb 25, 2015.