The journey between Land’s End and John O’Groats is an iconic challenge. With 876 miles in between it represents the longest distance between two inhabited British points on mainland Britain.
Sailing from the south of England up the west coast of Scotland is a beautiful and well-travelled route for sailors, which makes it all the more surprising that there was no established record for sailing the length of Britain.
People have set records for running, walking, cycling… even playing golf, but until recently not sailing. So the north of Scotland was the obvious choice to finish what will be an epic challenge!
In December 2015, sailors Phil Sharp and Alex Alley together with adventurer Sean Conway, took on the Challenge of sailing the Length of Britain... setting an inaugural record of 83 hours 53 minutes as they arrived into arrived into Scrabster harbour.
This was broken by four record-breaking young British sailors from the Vendee2020Vision Team who were set a new Length of Britain record in September 2017 of 2 days, 14 hours and 6 minutes – over 21 hours faster than the previous word record.
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