It’s not always plain sailing
(Posted on 02/09/14)
We joined Empowering Youth Foundation (EYF) in celebration of Chris Russellâ€™s sailing World Record attempt at the Force300 area of PromXtra, which took place along Colwyn Bay promenade over the recent Bank Holiday.
Chris sails in the menâ€™s singlehanded lightweight Olympic Laser Class category. On Wednesday 20 August he set out to break the World Record for â€˜the longest single handed, non-stop distance sailed by a male, unassisted in a dinghyâ€™ (set by female sailor Tania Calles at 282 nautical miles). However, extreme wind caused safety concerns and ultimately Chris was forced to abandon his attempt, after sailing over 100 nautical miles in 16 hours. Despite having fallen short of the 300 nautical mile goal, Chris hopes he still set the male World Record, which is now awaiting ratification from Guinness.
Zebra has been supporting Chrisâ€™ PR campaign during the build-up and throughout his World Record attempt and weâ€™re now excited to see what other challenges he will be embarking on in the near future.