Sailing: Slovenes Set Guinness Dinghy Sailing Record

By , 03 Jun 2021, 11:51 AM Sport
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STA, 3 June 2021 - Slovenians Uroš Kraševac and Maruša Močnik have set a new Guinness world record in distance travelled in a pair with a dinghy-class sailing boat, covering 360 nautical miles in over 80 hours to break the previous record by almost 30 nautical miles.

The Slovenians set off for their journey in Slovenia's Izola on Sunday and reached the record near the Croatian island of Mljet on Wednesday, finishing the trip in the nearby city of Dubrovnik.

The 28-year-old Kraševac is a member of the Sailing Association of Slovenia, where he coaches the national youth team in the Laser Standard class. He is active in competitive offshore long-distance sailing, his team has said.

His sister Maruša Močnik is a former competitive sailor, and the team also featured a number of friends and acquaintances who observed the feat.

One of the conditions for the record is that the sailors have absolutely no contact with the outside world. They were followed by viewers online, where they published daily challenges that could also be proposed by the followers.

Next year, Kraševec is scheduled to participate in the qualifiers for the 4,000 nautical mile Mini Transat race, a solo transatlantic yacht race that typically starts in France and ends in the Caribbean.

The race uses small 6.5 metre yachts of the Mini 650 class, and outside assistance is not permitted. Competitors are not allowed to have contact with the outside world and may not use weather support via satellite.

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