Posted: 12th September 2011.
On September 11th the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council) announced the ratification of a new World Record for Mooloolaba sailor Bruce Arms sailing Big Wave Rider his self-built 14M Robin Chamberlin designed catamaran.
Singlehand Around Australia WORLD RECORD – 38 days 21 hours 41 minutes 42 seconds.
Bruce would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for without their help and generous support my record breaking voyage would not have been possible.
APC Logistics, Addcom Contact Solutions, SatCom Global, Muk Entertainment, Hing Ang Photography, Prime Radio, Barz Optics, Boat Books, Boat Names, Burke Marine, Chamberlin Marine, C-Map/Jeppesen Boeing, Coursemaster Autopilots, Crane & Cartage Whitsunday, David Lambourne Yacht Rigging and Consultancy, Epribhire, FGI, Fyfe Sails, International Paints, Mooloolaba Marina, The Yacht Club, Multihull Solutions, Ocean Tracker, Soul Pattinson – Mersey Pharmacy, Save our Seas International, Save Our Seas Ocean Racing, Sea to Summit/Back Country Cuisine, Trimworx, Walcon Marine, Pep PR and Marketing, Ullman Sails Sunshine Coast, Ocean Addicts, The Wharf Mooloolaba and Mooloolaba Yacht Club.
Team & Support Members:
Suzanne Arms, Bill & Sandy Brosnan, Pat & Judy Gannon, Jessica & Julie Watson, Francois Jouannon, Ian Thomson, Margret Williams, Mike Griffin, Bob McDavitt, John Ross, Stuart Travers, Terry Travers, Peppi Bueti, Nicole Brown, Brigit Kehr, Martin Chadwick, Steve & Debbie Conran, Robin Copeland C-of-R WSSRC, Rob Stevenson MYC, along with my family and friends.
“Bruce hopes that he has inspired people to get out on the water and do some sailing no matter how long or short a voyage”.
MUK Entertainment has a documentary currently in production on Bruce’s SOLO Around Australia Challenge.
Quick links to press coverage and video footage:
- Sail-world.com; The-WSSR-Council-announces-the-ratification-of-a-new-World-Record
- Sail-World.com : Long road to WSSRC World Record + Video by Terry Travers, Tasmania
Media Interviews are available on request.
Suzanne Arms – Mob: 0416 331 181