World Sailing Speed Records
|Race / Route||Distance NM||Date||Yacht||Type||LOA / ft.||LOA / m||Owner/Skipper||Nationality||Elapsed Time||Avg Speed Kn|
|24 Hour Record Rule 21c||495.1nm||Jun 10||Leopard||S||98||30||Mike Slade||GBR||24 hours||20.6|
|Transatlantic W to E, Ambrose Light – Lizard Point (monohull powered sails rule 5c||2925||Jun 08||Leopard||S||98||30||Chris Sherlock||GBR||7d 19h 20m 49s||15.6|
|Around the Isle of Wight race. WSSR Rule 21c*||50||Jun 08||Leopard 30m Monohull||S||98||30||Mike Slade and Chris Sherlock||GBR||3h 56m 03s||13.75|
|Around Ireland, Monohull under Rule 21c||708nm||Jun 08||Leopard||S||98||30||Mike Slade||GBR||2d 17h 48m 47s||10.77|
|24 Hour Record. Rule 21c||466.4nm||May 08||Leopard||S||98||30||Mike Slade||GBR||24 hours||19.4|
*registered by the WSSR as a ’Performance Certificate‘
Heineken Cape to Bahia Race – 20 January 2009
ICAP Leopard Takes Line Honours in Heineken Cape To Bahia Race.
Today, 100ft British supermaxi yacht ICAP Leopard, owned by Mike Slade, took line honours in the Heineken Cape to Bahia Race, setting a new course record. Having left Cape Town on 10th January, she crossed the finish line off the coast of Salavador de Bahia, Brazil, at 17:46:35 (UTC), completing the 3,330 nautical mile course in just 10 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes and 35 seconds. ICAP Leopard’s closest rival Rambler was approximately 230 nautical miles behind when she crossed the finish line in light and tricky conditions.
Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race – 11 July 2008
Another one on the mantlepiece for ICAP Leopard in the RORC’s Cowes-Dinard-St Malo race.
Mike Slade and his crew were the first to finish the race in the early hours of Saturday morning (12th July), breaking the race record with an elapsed time of 14 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The previous speed record was set in 2000 by Leopard’s predecessor, Leopard of London.
JP Morgan Round the Island Race Record – 28 June 2008
On Saturday 28 June, ICAP Leopard broke the JP Morgan Round the Island Race record for the fastest monohull to circumnavigate the Isle of Wight, becoming the first to ever complete the course in under four hours. Crossing the race finish line at 09:53:05 (local), Mike Slade and the crew of ICAP Leopard shaved 12 minutes off the record set in 2001, by ICAP Leopard’s predecessor, Leopard of London.
In her usual style, ICAP Leopard was skippered by owner Mike Slade, with an impressive professional line-up of America’s Cup and round the world sailors onboard for the JP Morgan Round the Island Race. The Ocean Marine racing team have now broken the monohull record on four occasions, firstly in 1991 racing Ocean Leopard, aboard Hoya Longobarda in 1996 and then in 2001 aboard Leopard of London circumnavigating the island in four hours, five minutes and 40 seconds.
BMW Round Ireland Record – 25 June 2008
Crossing the finish line off Wicklow at 05:48:47 on Wednesday 25 June, ICAP Leopard knocked 10 hours, 35 minutes and 10 seconds off the previous BMW Round Ireland Race record previously set by Colm Barrington in 1998. ICAP Leopard has set a new milestone for the 704 mile course of 65 hours 48 minutes 47 seconds completing a hat trick of recent records that includes the Fastnet Race and the Transatlantic Speed Record.
Transatlantic Speed Sailing Record – 03 June 2008
On Tuesday 03 June, ICAP Leopard smashed the Transatlantic Speed Sailing record finishing the 2,925 nautical mile crossing from New York to the Lizard in 7 days, 19 hours and 21 minutes shaving 8 hours off the existing record, to claim her second world record in two years.
ICAP Leopard sailed at an average speed of 15.5 knots, and a top speed of 37.4 knots, to complete the Atlantic crossing. She crossed the finish line at the Lizard at 19:22:05 GMT (20:22:05 local BST), having started the record attempt off Ambrose Light, New York, at 00:01 GMT on Tuesday 27th May. The record she has broken, for a monohull yacht with power-assisted winches, was previously held by 246 foot yacht Phocea who sailed the course in eight days, three hours and 29 minutes.