the 1905 record was set a few boats have set west to
east transatlantic passage records including what is
sure to be Maximus's biggest rival Mari Cha Iv who hold
the current passage record of 6 days and 17 hours but
none of these records have been set under race conditions.
completing the initial 2,925 nautical miles when crossing
the finish line at The Lizard the fleet will continue
on to the second of two finish lines located in the
vicinity of the Needles Fairway buoy off the Isle of
Wight. This adds approximately 142 nm to the distance
to The Lizard so that the total race distance becomes
3,067 nm. Atlantic's race record for this course is
13 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes.
The first yacht to break Atlantic's existing elapsed
time to the Needles will also become a new NYYC race-record