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Last update January 15, 2015
 

Crossing time for 'PAIRS' under 60 days
Atlantic East - West (Trade Winds I)

in order of average speed
(57 teams in total)

 

  The fastest Pairs in races

The fastest independent Pairs

 
TEAM, COUNTRY, YEAR

TIME OF CROSSING

ROUTE

DISTANCE (NAUTICAL MILES)

AVERAGE SPEED
(KNOTS)

James Fitzgerald & Kevin Biggar, New Zealand (2003)

40 days 5h  53 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,628
Toby Iles & Nick Moore, GB (2011) 40 days 9h 41 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,618
Matt Goodman & Steve Westlake, New Zealand (2003) 40 days 14h 28 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,605
Michael Perrens & Frank Gargan, GB (2004) 40 days 17h 28 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,597
Mike Burton & Tom Salt, GB (2013) 41 days 2h 38 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,585
Rob Hamill & Phil Stubbs, New Zealand (1997) 41 days 2h  55 min

Los Gigantes,Tenerife -
Barbados

2552 2,586

Matt Goodman & Steve Westlake, New Zealand (2001)

42 days 2h 16min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,526
Philip Als & Randal Valdez, Barbados (2003) 43 days 14h 17min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,427
         
Patrick Favre & Julien Bahain, France (2013) 49 days 2h 59min

Tarfaya, Morocco - Martinique

2788 2,365
Paul McCarthy & Patrick Weinrauch, Australia (2001) 45 days 9h 20min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,343
Jamie Windsor & John Haskell, GB (2011) 45 days 19h 21min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,310
Brett Sparrow & Scott Wonnenberg,  Zimbabwe/USA (2004) 47days 3h 40 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,238
Phil McCorry & Dan Renner, GB (2014) 49 days 8h 54min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria - Bridgetown, Barbados

2607

2,200

Christopher Morgan & Michael Perrens, GB (2004)

48 days 6h 36min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,192
Alain Lewuillon & Bruno Lewuillon, Belgium (2001) 49 days 4h 40min

Playa San Juan,Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,161
Pascal Blond& Joseph Le Guen, France (1997) 49 days 7h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,157
Alex Bland & Harry Martin-Dreyer, GB (2013) 50 days 16h 43min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria - Barbados

2602

2,138
Gábor Rakonczai & Andrea Pálos, Hungary (2007) 51 day 6h 10min

Pacito Blanco, Gran Canaria - Antigua

2629 2,137
James Cracknel & Ben Fogle, GB (2005)

49 days 19h 08min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,134
         
Olivier Bertonnier and Bruno Froideval, France (2007) 51 day 14h 15 min

Pacito Blanco, Gran Canaria - Guadeloupe

2635 2,128
Stephanie Brown & Jude Ellis, New Zealand (2001) 50 days 7h 00min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,114
Bill Godfrey & Peter Van Kets, South Africa (2007) 50 days 12h 15min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,104
Andrew Chapple & Ian Anderson, GB (2001) 50 days 15h 12min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,100
Will Mason & Tim Thurnham, GB (2001) 50 days 16h 22min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,098
Jon Csehi & Nick Histon, GB (2008) 50 days 18h 05min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,094
Chris Andrews & Clint Evans, GB (2005) 51 day 2h 10min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,080

Justin Marney, Azud Irshad, GB (2016/17)

51 days 13h 6min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,061

Jason McKinlay & Philipp Carrington, GB (2003)

51 days 11h 50min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,054
Alan Watson & Miles Barnett, USA (2003) 52 days 1h 45min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,032
Dan Howie & Will North, GB (2013) 53 days 9 h 30 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,999

Ray Jardine & Jenny Jardine, USA (2002)

53 days 10h 46 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,979

Franck Bruno & Dominique Benassi, France (2005)

54d 3h 31 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,962
James Sparks &  Luke Birch, GB (2013) 54 days 5 h 56 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,959

James Doust & Nigel Gower, GB ( 2004)

54 days 9h 38 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,945

 

       

David Rice & Nadia Rice, GB (1997)

55 days 3h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,929

Ben Gaffney & Orlando Rogers, GB (2007)

55 days 9h

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,919
Pascal Hanssen & Serge van Cleve, Belgium (2001)

55 days 13h 33 min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,914

Steve Gardner & Paul Harris, GB (2007)

55 days 12h 42 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,913
Alasdair McGregor & Andrew Vinsen (2003)

55 days 11h 10 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,908
Richard White & Ian Roots, GB (2001)

56 days 16h 16 min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,876
Erik Grafstrom & Stefan Erlandsson, Sweden (2013)

57 days 55 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,863
Rory Shannon & Alex Wilson, GB (2001)

57 days 3h 20 min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,861
Ian Blandin & Rob Cassin, GB (1997)

57 days 12h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,849
John Zeigler & Tom Mailhot, USA (2001)

58 days 3h 54 min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,828
Eamonn Kavanagh & Peter Kavanagh, Ireland (1997)

58 days 4h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,828
Istvan Hajdu & Simon Walpole, Hungary/GB (2001)

58 days 9h 50 min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,821
Steve Issacs & Mark Stubbs, GB (1997)

58 days 11h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,819
Peter Hogden & Neil Hitt, GB (1997)

58 days 12h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,818
Dan Darley & Richard Dewire, GB (2005)

58 days 12h 16 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,816
Peter Raab (Germany) & Tim Wilks, GB (2007)

59 days 3h 30min

Puerto Colon, Tenerife -
 Antigua

2572 1,812
Pierre Deroi & Jean Jacques Gautier, France (2001)

59 days 1h 11min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,801
Andy Giles & Faye Langhan, GB (2003)

59days 0h 20min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,793
John Searson & Carl Clinton (retired), GB (1997)

59d 12h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 1,78711
Guy Quilter & Hugo Ambrose, GB (2003)

59 days 4h 45 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,78708
Adam Murfitt & Paul Nelson, GB (2003)

59 days  8h 40min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 1,782
James Croom & Oliver Back, GB (2010)

59 days 16h 17min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,780
Christian Petersen & Soren Sprogoe, Denmark (2005)

59d 19h 6min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 1,777

 

PAIRS IN RACES WITH CROSSING TIME UNDER 50 DAYS (average speed above 2,150 knots)

TEAM, COUNTRY, YEAR

TIME OF CROSSING

ROUTE

DISTANCE (NAUTICAL MILES)

AVERAGE SPEED
(KNOTS)

James Fitzgerald & Kevin Biggar, New Zealand (2003)

40 days 5h  53 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,628
Toby Iles & Nick Moore, GB (2011) 40 days 9h 41 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,618
Matt Goodman & Steve Westlake, New Zealand (2003) 40 days 14h 28 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,605
Mike Burton & Tom Salt, GB (2013) 41 days 2h 38 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Antigua

2550 2,585
Rob Hamill & Phil Stubbs, New Zealand (1997) 41 days 2h  55 min

Los Gigantes,Tenerife -
Barbados

2552 2,586

Matt Goodman & Steve Westlake, New Zealand (2001)

42 days 2h 16min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,526
Philip Als & Randal Valdez, Barbados (2003) 43 days 14h 17min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,427
         
Paul McCarthy & Patrick Weinrauch, Australia (2001) 45 days 9h 20min

Playa San Juan, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,343
Jamie Windsor & John Haskell, GB (2011) 45 days 19h 21min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,310

Christopher Morgan & Michael Perrens, GB (2004)

48 days 6h 36min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,192
Alain Lewuillon & Bruno Lewuillon, Belgium (2001) 49 days 4h 40min

Playa San Juan,Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,161
Pascal Blond& Joseph Le Guen, France (1997) 49 days 7h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,157
Pascal Blond& Joseph Le Guen, France (1997) 49 days 7h

Los Gigantes, Tenerife - Barbados

2552 2,157

 

INDEPENDENT PAIRS WITH CROSSING TIME UNDER 50 DAYS  (average speed above 2,150 knots)

TEAM, COUNTRY, YEAR

TIME OF CROSSING

ROUTE

DISTANCE (NAUTICAL MILES)

AVERAGE SPEED
(KNOTS)

Michael Perrens & Frank Gargan, GB (2004) 40 days 17h 28 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,597
         
Patrick Favre & Julien Bahain, France (2013) 49 days 2h 59min

Tarfaya, Morocco - Martinique

2788 2,365
Brett Sparrow & Scott Wonnenberg,  Zimbabwe/USA (2004) 47days 3h 40 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera -
Barbados

2539 2,238
Phil McCorry & Dan Renner, GB (2014) 49 days 8h 54min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria - Bridgetown, Barbados

2607

2,200

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