Blue Riband 'Trade Winds' Record Row 2007/08
Started from Puerta de Mogan, Gran Canaria on 16th December 2007 and berthed at Port St Charles, Barbados on 17th January 2008 - distance 3050 miles.
La Mondiale was the fastest Rowing Boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean until the ‘Sara G’ set a new ‘speed’ record in 2010. This record is now calculated on average speed for the crossing.
La Mondiale’s first Record was achieved in 1992 by a French Crew who had commissioned her build. Many attempts were made this Record but it remained unbroken for 16 years until January 17th 2008 when she broke her own record by 2 days with her British & Irish crew.
The Record set then was 33 days 7 hours and 30 mins and during that expedition three further Records were achieved.