Bradstone Challenger honoured

Round Britain record holder wins prestigious award.

British adventurer Neil McGrigor and his Bradstone Challenger team have been honoured by the UK Offshore Boating Association.

At the annual Honda Powerboat Dinner, held at the Savoy Hotel, London, the team was awarded the Four Seasons Trophy, given for technical innovation and advancement in the sport.

On 13 August 2005 Bradstone Challenger, a 51ft Blade Runner powerboat, smashed the outright round Britain record.

The team completed the circumnavigation in 27 hours and 10 minutes, beating the existing record by 3 hours, 41 minutes and 40 seconds.

All four team members Ð McGrigor, Tony Jenvey, Jeremy Watts and John Guille Ð were on hand to collect the trophy from seven times Class 1 World Powerboat Champion Steve Curtis.

McGrigor said: ” Beating the world record was no easy task. It took an enormous amount of planning prior to the event and on the day pushed each member of the team to their limits, particularly in the North Sea at night. I hope the record will stand for some time.”