The BOC Challenge 1982-1983 Results:

Overall Results:

First Class: Boats 45-56 feet long

Name - Boat

Final Place

Total Time

Average Speed*

Country

Phillippe Jeantot
Credit Agricole

1

159d 02h 26m 01s

7.10 knots

France

Bertie Reed
Altech Voortrekker

2

170d 16h 51m 21s

6.61 knots

South Africa

Rich. Broadhead
Perseverance of Medina

3

192d 10h 06m 48s

5.87 knots

Great Britain

Neville Gosson
Leda Pier One
4 202d 02h 18m 25s 5.59 knots Australia

Second Class: Boats 32-44 feet long

Name - Boat

Final Place

Total Time

Average Speed*

Country

Yukoh Tada
Koden Okera V
1 207d 13h 55m 45s 5.44 knots Japan
Francis Stokes
Moonshine
2 209d 01h 32m 49s 5.40 knots USA
Rich. Konkolski
Nike III (Nike II)
3 213d 16h 46m 28s 5.28 knots Czechoslovakia
Guy Bernardin
Ratso II
4 221d 11h 50m 58s 5.10 knots France
Dany Byrne
Fantasy
5 228d 09h 58m 53s 4.94 knots USA
Richard McBride
City of Dunedin
6 264d 04h 49m 50s 4.27 knots New Zealand

* The average speed was calculated on the predicted distance of 27,100 nautical miles. In reality all boat sailed a longer distance to finish the course. In fact the average speed of all boats is higher than posted.

Best Day Run:

Richard Konkolski, Nike III 247 miles
Philippe Jeantot, Credit Agricole 240 miles
Bertie Reed, Altech Voortrekker 233 miles

Principal World Records set during the BOC Challenge 1982/83:
These records are based on satellite positioning system Argos and researched and compiled by  D.H. Clarke.
For world sailing records the boats are divided into two groups - over 15,50 m (50ft 10in) long and under 15.50 m (50ft 10in) long (small boats)

Philippe Jeantot - Credit Agricole (56ft)

  1. Fastest solo circumnavigation of the world, with a time of 159 days, 2 hours, 6 minutes, beating by 10 days the previous best time, set in 1974 by Alain Colas in Manureva (formerly Pen Duick IV), a trimaran 21.28m (69ft 10in)
  2. Longest 7-day run, of 1552 miles, set on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn, achieved from noon February 8 to noon February 15, 1983
  3. Longest noon-to-noon run by a single-handed monohull during a circumnavigation, being 240 miles, achieved on 9-10 February 1983, on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn

Richard Konkolski - Nike III (44ft)

  1. Longest 24-hour run for a single-handed monohull during a circumnavigation, being 247 miles, set midnight to midnight on 26 February 1983, on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn
  2. Longest 7-day run during a circumnavigation by a small monohull, under 15.50m (50ft 10in) LOA, being 1,403 miles, from noon 20 April to noon 27 April 1983 (average daily run 200.43 nautical miles - 8.35 knots), on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn
  3. Longest 14-day run during a circumnavigation by a small monohull being 2,690 miles, from noon April 17 to noon May 1, 1983 (average daily run 192.21 miles - 8.01 knots), on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn
  4. Fastest 2,000 miles by a small monohull during a circumnavigation - 10 days, 06 hours, 03 minutes, 38 seconds - from April 21, to May 1, 1983 (average daily run 195.12 miles - 8.13 knots), on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn
  5. Fastest 4,000 miles by a small monohull during a circumnavigation - 21 days, 16 hours, 58 minutes, 00 seconds - from April 5 to April 26, 1983 (average daily run 184.26 miles - 7.68 knots), on the third leg, between Sydney and Cape Horn
  6. First men from continental Europe to make single-handed circumnavigation twice (West to east and east to west.)

Bertie Reed - Altech Voortrekker (49ft)

  1. Fastest circumnavigation of the world by a small monohull, under 15.50m (50ft 10in) LOA, with a time of 170 days, 16 hours, 51 minutes, beating the previous best time of 224 days, set in 1981-82 by David Scott-Cowper in Outward Bound

Overall and each leg detailed results:

Class 1 yachts:

Place Final 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
1 Philippe Jeantot
156d 02h 26m 01s
Philippe Jeantot
47d 00h 01m 02s
Philippe Jeantot
35d 09h 14m 16s
Philippe Jeantot
47d 23h 59m 08s
Philippe Jeantot
28d 17h 11m 35s
2 Bertie Reed
170d 16h 51m 21s
Bertie Reed
53d 15h 54m 54s
Bertie Reed
37d 03h 50m 53s
Bertie Reed
50d 03h 26m 55s
Bertie Reed
29d 17h 38m 39s
3 Rich.Broadhead
192d 10h 06m 48s
Rich. Broadhead
56d 18h 51m 19s
Neville Gosson
45d 21h 08m 24s
Rich. Broadhead
50d 09h 26m 11s
Rich. Broadhead
35d 00h 44m 00s
4 Neville Gosson
202d 02h 18m 25s
Desm. Hampton
57d 05h 05m 32s
Rich. Broadhead
50d 05h 05m 18s
Neville Gosson
58d 11h 11m 11s
Neville Gosson
35d 00h 44m 00s
5   Tony Lush
57d 21h 47m10s
     
6   Paul Rogers
58d 23h 30m 23s
     
7   Neville Gosson
62d 17h 14m 50s
     
8   David White
76d 20h 42m 00s
     

Paul Rogers retired at Cape Town after knockdown, November 18, 1982
David White retired at Cape Town with self-steering problems, November 21, 1982
Tony Lush pitchpoled and boat sunk, November 28, 1982, Tony wa rescued by Francis Stokes and dropped off at Sydney
Desmond Hampton wrecked on Gabo Island, December 18, 1982

Class 2 yachts:

Place Final 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
1 Yukoh Tada
207d 13h 55m 45s
Jacques de Roux
55d 19h 38m 08s
Jacques de Roux
46d 01h 30m 08s
Rich.Konkolski
52d 06h 12m 00s
Rich.Konkolski
32d 11h 13m 20s
2 Francis Stokes
209d 01h 32m 49s
Yukoh Tada
59d 02h 52m 00s
Francis Stokes
52d 21h 29m 51s
Yukoh Tada
56d 19h 47m 24s
Francis Stokes
36d 06h 28m 45s
3 Rich. Konkolski
213d 16h46m 28s
Francis Stokes
60d 21h 29m 51s
Guy Bernardin
52d 23h 11m 35s
Francis Stokes
59d 16h 39m 45s
Yukoh Tada
36d 20h 53m 09s
4 Guy Bernardin
221d 11h 50m 58s
Dany Byrne
65d 12h 24m 15s
Yukoh Tada
53d 02h 23m 12s
Guy Bernardin
62d 07h 55m 05s
Guy Bernardin
37d 11h 38m 04s
5 Dany Byrne
228d 09h 58m 53s
Rich.Konkolski
65d 16h 38m 50s
Rich. McBride
55d 10h 52m 47s
Dany Byrne
66d 06h 42m 35s
Rich. McBride
38d 17h 08m 11s
6 Rich. McBride
264d 04h 49m 50s
Guy Bernardin
68d 17h 06m 14s
Dany Byrne
56d 22h 34m 23s
Rich. McBride
96d 14h 58m 05s
Dany Byrne
39d 16h 17m 40s
7   Rich. McBride
73d 09h 50m 47s
Rich.Konkolski
63d 06h 42m 18s
   
8   Greg Coles
finished after limit
     

Max Hehner from Germany was ready to start, but his boat was not delivered on time. He retired in Newport
Thomas Lindholm retired during 1st leg with engine and self-steering problems on August 30, 1982
Greg Coles was about 1,300 miles west of Cape Town, when his limit to finish the first leg expired. After late start and troubles with self-steering he ended at Cape Town.

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