Team Britannia

The Challenge


What is the circumnavigation record?

An attempt to complete the fastest ever circumnavigation of the globe in a powerboat. A fully British designed, manufactured and campaigned Super Boat that is the fastest and most fuel-efficient powerboat to circumnavigate the globe for the much coveted UIM World Record, currently held by New Zealand in a time of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes.

Who are the Great British Circumnavigation Record?

Portsmouth-based Alan Priddy is the world’s leader in offshore expeditions, and is the current holder of 37 World Records.  Alan is working with a carefully chosen team of highly driven like-minded professionals, some of whom are also crew for the voyage to bring this record back to Britain.

How fast will they go?

It’s not a question of how fast they will go although the boats top speed is circa 50 mph. The voyage will be run on averages. The current World Record was set at an average speed of 16.8 knots (19 mph) so the teams are evenly matched.

How long is the race?

The British team’s route is approximately 23,850 nautical miles.  

How will they refuel?

The World Record Authorities stipulate that the boat has to fuel in recognised harbours. Further details about this can be found under the ‘route’.

Who are the crew?

The crew are Alan Priddy, Dr Jan Falkowski, Clive Tully, Steve Mason, Andy Reid, Robert Mackenzie, Daisy Coleman and John Sandford Hart.

Who holds the World Record at the moment?

The fastest powerboat circumnavigation World Record is 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, currently held by Pete Bethune and Earthrace of New Zealand.