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Cheyenne Breaks Round the World Record - April 5, 2004

New record to be 58 days 9 hours 32 mins 45 secs

American skipper Steve Fossett and his international crew of 12 aboard the 125’ maxi-catamaran Cheyenne crossed the official WSSRC start-finish line here at Le Stiff lighthouse on the French island of Ouessant (Ushant) - and have demolished the 2 year old Round The World Sailing record - by almost 6 days (improvement 5d 23h 4m 39s). Their time topples the May 2002 mark of Bruno Peyron and Orange I and fulfill’s Fossett’s decade old ambition to achieve ‘the most important record in sailing’.

Photos by Thierry Martinez

approaching the finish line

one last wave

approaching the finish line

Fossett at the helm, nearing the finish line

crossing the finish line

celebration after finishing

celebration in port

fireworks in port

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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