Shortly after 0630 this morning Phil Sharp crossed the start-line off the Royal Yacht Squadron in an attempt to break the cross-Channel Record of 12 hours set on a boat twice the size. In order to make the record books for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by a monohull, Phil will need to average over 12 knots for the entire journey from Cowes to Dinard.

Follow Phil’s attempt to break this World Record by tracking him here at the Official   Record Tracker.