RAIDER - USA 52201 Annapolis, MD
Sparkman and Stephens (Design #2640)
Background: Raider (ex-Harrier) was built in New Zealand by Yachting Developments in 1997. She was built using a Kevlar andfoam core as a light displacement racer/cruiser and has a LOA of 48 feet. We currently race and cruise Raider in the Chesapeake Bay. Our racing program focuses on distance racing with one or two offshore events each year. This summer will be our fourth race to Bermuda in.
Article was posted on line in Floatline at http://www.floatline.com/floatline/2008/06/raider-smashes.html
"Raider has set a new Bermuda Ocean Race record:
3 days, 13 hours,18 minutes, 58 seconds (85:18:58)
Raider, a custom S & S 48 skippered by David Ross of Annapolis, set a new record time for the BOR, smashing the record set by Chessie Racing in 2006 by 45 minutes. Raider’s navigator isTarry Lomax, of Annapolis. In order to establish a new record time for the race, Raider, a custom S&S 48 would have had to average more than 8 knots of speed since the race began last Friday at 2:05 PM."