Virgin Money Bail Out

“I love adventure, I love to push myself and see what I’m capable of. You only live once, live life to its fullest.” – Richard Branson

Severe weather forced billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson to abandon his attempt to break the trans-Atlantic speed record on their 99′ sailboat, Virgin Money. He and his crew made it safely to Bermuda on Friday, October 24, 2008

Here’s a report from the Associated Press:

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy1lOGEXtZU]
YouTube – Billionaire Branson Abandons Trans-Atlantic Race

Here’ what Branson is trying to accomplish:

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YouTube – Billionaire Branson Chases Sailing Record

Here’s Branson onboard Virgin Money just after the NYC departure.

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YouTube – Richard Branson on board Virgin Money

Good boat speed sailing by the Hamptons:

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YouTube – ‘Virgin Money’ racing past the Hamptons

There are several other video’s on Virgin Money UK’s YouTube channel.

One of the most interesting things about this adventure was that you could follow the experience aboard via Richard Branson’s blog and on Twitter.

Billionaire’s world record effort ends in Bermuda (Bermuda Sun – Oct 25, 2008)

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Peter A. Mello

Husband, father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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