Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63ft trimaran, Paradox from California completed the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua on 20 February 03:22:52, in an elapsed time of 40:22:52, just missing out on the Multihull Course Record of 40:11:05 set by ORMA 60, Region Guadeloupe in the 2009 race.
Paradox was just 11 minutes and 47 seconds outside the course record, which has stood since the very first edition of the race. However, Peter Aschenbrenner was still up-beat dockside: “Fantastic conditions, really amenable to Paradox, that was a dream ride,” smiled Peter. “We’re really surprised that we were so close to the record. That time was set by a race boat and we are just a cruising trimaran with three year old sails. So to get that close was really astonishing and a testament to what a great boat Paradox is.”
In the Multihull Class, Lloyd Thornburg’s Gunboat 66, Phaedo needs to finish by 12:52:30 to beat Paradox. At 05:35 (local time) Phaedo was 81.2 miles from the finish.
Courtesy of www.yachtingworld.com