British Sailor Breaks Record Off Isles Of Scilly

Crew of the Banque Populaire V

A British sailor has broken a round-the-world sailing record.

Brian Thompson became the first British sailor in almost two decades to take the Jules Verne Trophy after 130ft trimaran, Banque Populaire V, made the fastest circumnavigation of the world in history.

He made the journey in 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds on the oceanic racing course.

The multihull sailing vessel smashed the 2010 record set by Frank Cammas in the Groupama 3 by two days and 18 hours.

He passed our islands at around 5.00pm en route to the finish on the island of Ushant, off Brest.