Newsflash: Region Guadeloupe finish
Physically exhausted, wringing wet and full of pride, John Burnie's 60ft ORMA Trimaran, Region Guadeloupe crossed the finish line under Shirley Heights, Antigua at 03:51:05 Local time (GMT-4) to set the multi-hull elapsed time for future multihulls to beat.
Result 2009 RORC Caribbean 600 Multihull Class
Region Guadeloupe/John Burnie
Elapsed time: 40 Hours 11 minutes 5 seconds
Dockside at the Antigua Yacht Club, John Burnie said: "That was an incredible ride, all credit to the crew but hats off to the yacht owner Claude Thelier who has completed an Atlantic crossing in this boat, in nine days on his own. We wanted to set a standard for others to beat, we pushed the boat really hard and we never backed off."
Besides John there were eight other crew; Claude Thelier, Iain Bradshaw, Mark Stevens, Ben Craig-Cameron, Ben Wood, Ed Danby, Stephane Squarcioni and Steve Branagh.