This year Brian will attempt to break the Round the World Fully Crewed Record as helmsman on Banque PopulaireV, the world’s largest and fastest racing trimaran. Target is to beat 48 days and average over 25 knots for the 28,000 mile course. In the process Brian will have sailed 4 non stop circumnavigations of the globe, more than anyone ever in UK.
In November 2012 Brian aims to compete again in the ultimate single-handed Round the World race, the Vendee Globe. The aim is to improve on his previous 5th place finish from 2009 and achieve a podium position and hopefully a first for British Sailing, a race win in the worlds longest and toughest yacht race, the Everest of sailing.
Brian's ultimate goal is o break the ultimate record in sailing - round the world, solo, with no limits, in a giant 105 foot trimaran. Nobody has ever succeeded in holding both the fully crewed and solo Round the World records. This would also mean that Brian would have completed more round the world trips than anyone else in history.