Ian Thompson Sets Record At 42 Days

Ian Thompson Sets Record At 42 Days

A big WOOT WOOT to Ian Thompson!! Ian just set a World Record: Fastest Solo Circumnavigation of Australia.

Ian's time: 42 days, 5 hours, 30 minutes, 2 seconds. The previous record: 68 days, 8 hours, 1 minute.

As you know, in PBBR's previous article, Ian's goal was to come in at 50 days - but he beat even that goal. Ian also intended to bring attention to the problem of plastic bags in our oceans. (Watch video: What Plastic Bags Really Do To Marine Animals) He has achieved that goal also.

Ian says he now plans to establish the Save Our Seas Foundation Australia, a non-profit organization. He also stated other plans for the future. Go to Ian's website, SOSOceanRacing.com, to learn more about Ian, his record setting voyage, and his plans for the future.


2 Responses to "Ian Thompson Sets Record At 42 Days"

  1. Ted Duboise   2010/06/22 at 9:39 am

    Oxo-biodegradable plastic may be viable, however, there are still questions about it. Do a search on Google to learn the pros and cons. I am doing research now for my forthcoming site about the real answers.

  2. Diver   2010/06/21 at 4:16 am

    Great cause, but what about the merits of oxo-biodegradable plastic? Surely this would alleviate the problems of plastic pollution.

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