North Sails NEWS

April 25, 2019

RACE RECORDS CLAIMED AT LES VOILES DE ST BARTH RICHARD MILLE

To New Records Added To The #NSVictoryList

📸 Christophe Jounay

Upwind, downwind, and around the corners, North Sails inventories assisted clients throughout the course of the 10th edition Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille. Congratulations to 100-foot monohull SHK Scallywag with owner Sung Huang Lee and skipper David Witt and Greg Slyngstad’s 53-foot multihull Fujin. Each won the Richard Mille Record Trophy for setting new race records in the 34-mile round trip sprint to St. Martin and back. SHK Scallywag, built for speed and made for distance racing, has the right inventory for a swift downwind sprint, with the addition of North Sails Helix which enabled her to sail higher angles at a faster pace.

“We are obviously delighted that SHK Scallywag is named this year’s monohull trophy winner,” said Phil Harmer, two-time Volvo Ocean Race winner who sails on board SHK Scallywag. “SHK Scallywag is made for long-distance races and she is obviously more comfortable when the course gets a little longer,” said Harmer.

Skipper David Witt shared Harmer’s feelings on how SHK Scallywag performed in the distance race to win the Richard Mille Record for the monohull. This was David’s first time racing in St Barth, and he was humbled to have contributed to this iconic win for his team and owner Sung Huang Lee, who was in St Barth driving the boat earlier during the week. “The last three days have been beautiful sailing in a beautiful place – it doesn’t get much better. It sure beats going around the world,” said Witt. “For us, this event is great practice to help us work toward our goal at the end of the year to race in the Sydney to Hobart Race.”

Bieker 53 multihull Fujin finished just three minutes after 100-footer SHK Scallywag, in a personal best of 2 hours, 36 minutes, and 33 seconds. Quite the accomplishment for a boat half the size to keep up with a high-performance speed-machine. Well done Greg Slyngstad and crew for an amazing race!

 

North Sails full results recap of the 10th Edition Les Voiles de St Barth