Bournemouth, UK (PRWEB UK) 5 December 2012
Nite Ambassador Brian Thompson is aiming to set the ultimate sailing record by sailing 28,000 miles around the world solo, in a giant trimaran. In 2013 Thompson will attempt to break the solo round the world record to become the first person to hold both the solo, and fully crewed records at the same time.
In 2011, whilst wearing his VISION VS2, one of Nite’s best chronograph watches, Brian completed the Jules Verne Trophy on Banque Populaire V, crossing the finish line in a world record time of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds, some two and a half days quicker than the previous record. In doing so Brian also became the only Briton to have sailed non-stop around the world four times.
Thompson said “I’ve considered every detail of how to do another solo lap of the planet – faster, safer and more environmentally efficient than ever before. My Nite VS2 hasn’t left my wrist for the past 2 years and has been with me through every race. I have sailed through the toughest of climates and conditions and the GTLS illumination has been a godsend. I’ve actually become quite sentimental about the watch because it’s been extremely reliable and dependable like a good friend”.
Roger Green, Founder of Nite Watches commented: “Brian holds more sailing records than anyone else on the planet and we will continue to support him on all his future plans. Brian wears a Nite sports watch and we’re proud that he’s chosen a VISION VS2 as his sailing watch”.
“We encourage our partners to test our watches in the real-world, and the ocean is one of the most unforgiving arenas. Brian’s VISION VS2 must be one of the most travelled watches we’ve built and it hasn’t missed a beat”.
Nite is a renowned British military watch brand and manufacturer of well designed watches for use by people who require and insist on precision time-keeping, no matter what the conditions. All Nite military watches feature self powered lighting (GTLS), making them highly visible and ideal for tough, dangerous and demanding environments.