PlayStation Chalks Up Another

Steve Fossett and his crew sail from Cowes to St. Malo in record time.

Another in the Books for PlayStation

Today, after 6h:21m54s at sea, Steve Fossett and his 11-man crew on PlayStation set a new record for the Channel Record Trophy, the 152-nautical mile run between Cowes, England and Dinard, France. It’s PlayStation’s fifth world record of the year. In averaging 21.68 knots, Fossett and his crew beat the 1997 record set by Tracy Edwards’s Royal Sun Alliance by 27 minutes.

"We’re really glad," said Fossett, "but we had to fight to sail fast enough. The Channel Record Trophy is really demanding, and we needed to find the good winds to keep our speed. At first I was worried because we had to jibe eight times to get out of the Solent."