Gecko are proudly sponsoring Sunus Ocean Racing
in their attempt to break the world speed record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles
This record of 2000 miles will test both the crew and the SOR racing machine; C237 a 800HP Spectre Powerboat. Gecko have provided the team with our PAS 028:2002 certified open face helmets in matt black with fluorescent yellow reflective stripes, long clear visors and radio communication headsets, to help them on their way!
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In celebration of this exciting event, Gecko have created a limited edition range of matt black and fluorescent yellow open face helmets that are almost identical the ones being worn by SOR. These are available for sale online now and better still, with 10% off! Use code SOR10 before 30/09/2017 to redeem. Please note that this code is only available to redeem against the SOR challenge limited edition helmets. Full terms and conditions are available online.
The Sunus Ocean Racing Expedition
Experienced sailor and expedition skipper; Tom Montgomery-Swan will be joined by TV personality, writer and explorer Ben Fogle, along with Toms regular team mate Michal and an onboard technician. The record currently stands at just over 73 hours. This is a non-stop record, the only downtime being to refuel. There will be limited if any opportunity for sleep onboard as the crew will be required to hold course and helm the 90mph offshore racing machine.
THE FIRST PROPOSED ROUTE:
A VIDEO SHOWING SOR IN ACTION:
A Worthy Cause:
The team are taking on this challenge to raise money for stillbirth awareness and Tommy’s charity. For more information follow this link or watch this short video of skipper Tom Montgomery-Swan talking about his personal involvement in the cause:
The record breaking attempt is set to begin in early August 2017 – we’ll let you know how the crew get on!