Discovery Channel to film Team Britannia RTW attempt

Team Britannia’s attempt to beat the round-the-world powerboat record will be filmed as part of a ten-part television series for Discovery Channel

A £2.9m round-the-world powerboat attempt due to start later this year will be filmed by the Discovery Channel, it has been announced.

Team Britannia, led by Alan Priddy, is hoping to break the world record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe by powerboat.

And now it had been confirmed that their exploits will be filmed by Lime Pictures for a ten-part series due to be broadcast on the Discovery Channel.

Alan, pictured above, said: “Securing this TV deal shows the potential of the project and how everyone involved is pushing the boundaries of science and engineering. We have an incredible story to tell, including the knocks.”

Team Britannia will comprise an experienced team of powerboat racing champions and wounded army personnel from Team Endeavour.

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The current world record is 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, as set in 2008 by New Zealander Pete Bethune in his 78ft powered trimaran, Earthrace.

Team Britannia hopes to knock ten days off this with an 80ft aluminium monohull that will set off from Gibraltar in November.