When Steve Fossett and his 10-man crew onboard the 125-foot PlayStation left New York Harbor on October 5, they had one goal in mind, the transatlantic crossing record set 11 years ago by Serge Madecs 90-foot Jet Services V. Many others, including Fossett, have tried unsuccessfully to drop Madecs 6-day mark, but gear failures, submerged objects, and uncooperative weather patterns have foiled the best-laid plans. Yet, on October 9, PlayStation crossed the finish line off The Lizard on Englands south coast. Their 4d:17h:28m:6s crossing easily erased 11 years of failed attempts. In doing so, they also crushed Grant Dalton and Club Meds 24-hour record, raising the bar to 687.17 nautical miles. For Fossett, the 24-hour record was simply the icing on the cake.