Ocean passage record setting is all about the big three: the Jules Verne (around the world, non-stop), the West-East Transatlantic (from Ambrose Light to the Lizard), and the 24-hour distance record. I have no argument with that. Those are intense, risky, and sometimes brutal sailing challenges. And it is fascinating to watch skill and technology inexorably raise the bar. You would have been laughed out of the bar if 15 years ago you had suggested that a Jules Verne passage of 45 days and 13 hours was possible, or that the North Atlantic could be conquered in 3 days and 15 hours, or that a sailboat could traverse 908 miles of ocean in 24 hours.