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  # 332

RIB World Record


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Two hotRIBSTERS have set a new World Record for the Round Anglesey course to grab the trophy. Marc Lyne, a marathon runner and IT Director for BUPA together with navigator Engineer Dean Watson scorched the 8.25 metre Scorpion RIB, Ocean Devil around the 68 nm course in 1 hour 21 minutes 59 seconds at an average speed of more than 50 knots to reduce the previous record by almost 15 minutes.

Marc completed his daily 10 km run before helming Ocean Devil anti-clockwise around Anglesey. They started at Beaumaris Pier, slowed whilst passing through the Skerries tidal race and ran at full speed through the infamous rock strewn Swellies between the Britannia and Menai bridges where the usual speed limit of 5 knots had been officially relaxed.

The Harbour Master and Coastguard carefully monitored the arrangements and several Yacht Clubs helpfully adjusted their sailing routines during the attempt. The pair used Raymarine digital navigation and Ocean Devil was constructed by the Lymington firms of Scorpion RIBs and Dave Crawford Marine both of which have previously assisted successful World Powerboat Record attempts. Capt. Ian Greenwood who established the record in Feb 2007 greeted the RIB on Beaumaris Pier to give his congratulations to the new holders.

Round Anglesey Record Breakers

Marc Lyne and Dean Watson

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Feb 2015