The awesome Bradstone Challenger is de-winterised and ready for its first attack on the outright round Britain record.

The awesome Bradstone Challenger is de-winterised and ready for its first attack on the outright round Britain record.

The 51ft Bladerunner was delayed by bad weather last season but hopes are high the summer of 2005 will provide the weather window needed to blast round the 1,691-mile course in under 31 hours.

The crew of three, comprising Neil McGrigor, Tony Jenvey and Jeremy Watts, hope to maintain an average speed of 70 knots, starting from Cowes.

See www.roundbritainrecord.com for more.