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Guillemot sets new trans-Atlantic yachting record

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French yachtsman Marc Guillemot on Saturday set a new record for a solo, single-hulled crossing of the north Atlantic Ocean, slicing more than 15 hours off the previous mark. 

Marc Guillemot on his yacht Safran in Les Sables d'Olonne, France last November. The French yachtsman Marc has set a new record for a solo, single-hulled crossing of the north Atlantic Ocean, slicing more than 15 hours off the previous mark.

Setting off from the Ambrose Lighthouse in New York Bay on June 28, Guillemot passed the traditional finish line off Cape Lizard in southwest England eight days, five hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds later.

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