Now Beha-the brothers Theis and Emil Midé Erichsen from the TV2 programme 'Heading for distant shores' call themselves record breakers.
They have just sailed around Denmark on 70 hours and six minutes. The brothers beat the old record by almost ten hours.
It writes TV2.
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- Well, right now I'm just overwhelmed to have been a part of an amazing experience. We have been allowed to get a glimpse into a world which otherwise is not something that we understand us very little, Theis and I. We have been allowed to sail with some of the best sailors in the world on a trip around Denmark. It has been absolutely crazy, " says Emil Midé Erichsen for TV2.
They beat the old record of three days and eight hours, but already before the start had the brethren a dream to become new rekordsættere.
- We hope to be able to go the route of two and a half to three hours. As the weather seems now, we would have a good chance to beat the old record, said the 30-year-old Emil Midé Erichsen to TV2 Sport.
It must be said that they have done.
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As the boat crossed the virtual finish line out in front of Aarhus at 13:03 on Tuesday, is the record, therefore, two days, 22 hours, 24 minutes and 21 seconds. It writes the race's official page.
the Last time the competition took place was the route a bit different than in years. But the new route, which the brothers sailed with the rest of their crew, in the future the route, the sailors can expect to sail for.
The new route is longer than the old one. Therefore, it is not been easier to call themselves winners. Why was Emil Midé Erichsen before the start of the nervous that some will argue that it was not the right route, they sailed.
The legendary Dutch sailor Bouwe Bekking, who has been sailing regatta around the earth eight times, was the skipper on the boat.