OSTAR Records

Record elapsed times by “length class”.

In the original OSTAR the winner was the first boat over the finish line, and this has remained so over the years (with one exception in 1984!).
To make the races more competitive various handicapping schemes were employed at times – usually some function of length but one year just a time decided by the race committee! Unsurprisingly none were particularly successful or long-lasting. For the 2005 edition, from which the larger class boats were excluded, the decision was made to use IRC and MOCRA ratings.
The various handicapped results are not comparable across races, so the OSTARs have also been reported on elapsed time in length-based classes:
class 0 – over 60ft; 1 – over 50 to 60ft; 2 – over 45 to 50ft; 3 – over 40 to 45ft; 4 – over 35 to 40ft; 5 – over 30 to 35ft; 6 – up to 30ft.

Skipper Yacht ty loa cl line
time
pen hrs elapsed
time
rank nat mu mo year
Colas, Alain Pen Duick IV T 70 c0 20 13 15 20 13 15 122 FRA mu 1972
Terlain, Jean-Yves Vendredi 13 M 128 c0 21 05 14 21 05 14 136 FRA mo 1972
 
Joyon, Francis Eure et Loir T 60 c1 09 23 21 09 23 21 1 FRA mu 2000
Poupon, Philippe Fleury Michon T 60 c1 10 09 15 10 09 15 5 FRA mu 1988
Parlier, Yves Cacolac d'Aquitaine M 60 c1 14 16 01 14 16 01 22 FRA mo 1992
Fauconnier, Yvon Umupro Jardin V T 53 c1 16 22 25 -16 16 06 25 33 FRA mu 1984
Poupon, Philippe Fleury Michon T 56 c1 16 11 55 0.5 16 12 25 38 FRA mu 1984
Luhrs, Warren Thursday's Child M 60 c1 16 22 27 16 22 27 52 USA mo 1984
Weld, Philip Moxie T 51 c1 17 23 12 17 23 12 76 USA mu 1980
Jaworski, Kazimierz Spaniel II M 56 c1 19 13 25 19 13 25 109 POL mo 1980
Vidal, Jean-Marie Cap 33 T 53 c1 24 05 40 24 05 40 214 FRA mu 1972
Cooke, Brian British Steel M 59 c1 24 19 28 24 19 28 223 GBR mo 1972
Williams, Geoffrey Sir Thomas Lipton M 57 c1 25 20 33 25 20 33 244 GBR mo 1968
 
Soldini, Giovanni Telecom Italia M 50 c2 15 18 29 15 18 29 29 ITA mo 1996
Cléris, Hervé CLM T 50 c2 16 12 17 16 12 17 37 FRA mu 1992
Boucher, François Ker Cadelac T 50 c2 16 21 18 0.5 16 21 48 51 FRA mu 1984
Mura, Andrea Vento di Sardegna M 50 c2 17 04 06 17 04 06 64 ITA mo 2017
Mura, Andrea Vento di Sardegna M 50 c2 17 11 12 17 11 12 64 ITA mo 2013
Bardaille, Eric Caisse d'Epargne Pas de Calais M 50 c2 17 17 23 17 17 23 69 FRA mo 1992
Langevin, Roger Branec IV T 50 c2 18 05 49 18 05 49 81 FRA mu 2013
Langevin, Roger Branec IV T 50 c2 18 06 07 18 06 07 84 FRA mu 2005
Birch, Mike Olympus Photo T 46 c2 18 07 15 18 07 15 88 CAN mu 1980
White, Steve Olympian Challenger M 50 c2 20 05 24 20 05 24 119 GBR mo 2005
Burgess, Nigel Dogwatch A M 50 c2 21 05 46 21 05 46 140 MON mo 1988
Reed, Bertie Voortrekker M 49 c2 23 12 42 23 12 42 201 RSA mo 1980
Dalling, Bruce Voortrekker M 49 c2 26 13 42 26 13 42 255 RSA mo 1968
Follett, Tom Three Cheers T 46 c2 27 11 04 27 11 04 274 USA mu 1972
 
Moussy, Olivier Région Centre T 45 c3 16 18 46 0.5 16 19 16 47 FRA mu 1984
Antoine, Pierre Spirit T 43 c3 18 08 43 18 08 43 90 FRA mu 2005
Brutger, Alan Mountain Sky Magic M 45 c3 19 14 22 19 14 22 110 GBR mo 1996
Mouligné, Jean-Pierre Vetrotex Certainteed M 44 c3 20 08 00 20 08 00 120 FRA mo 1992
Gilard, Daniel Brittany Ferries I M 44 c3 20 23 29 0.67 21 00 09 130 FRA mo 1980
Lepine, Yves Atlantix Express M 45 c3 21 04 40 21 04 40 135 CAN mo 2005
Labbe, Alain Hydrofolie T 42 c3 21 15 51 21 15 51 157 FRA mu 1980
Tabarly, Eric Pen Duick II M 44 c3 27 03 56 27 03 56 266 FRA mo 1964
Howell, Bill Golden Cockerel C 42.5 c3 31 16 24 31 16 24 360 AUS mu 1968
 
Giroire, Etienne Up My Sleeve T 40 c4 16 06 45 16 06 45 34 FRA mu 1992
Bailey, Nic MTC T 40 c4 16 17 03 16 17 03 44 GBR mu 1988
Lampe, JanKees La Promesse M 40 c4 17 17 40 17 17 40 70 NED mo 2009
Manzoli, Franco Cotonella T 40 c4 17 21 41 17 21 41 72 ITA mu 2005
Steggall, Philip Jeans Foster T 38 c4 18 06 45 18 06 45 86 USA mu 1980
van Hagen, Simon Seatalk M 40 c4 19 11 19 19 11 19 106 NED mo 1992
van Hagen, Simon Roc M 40 c4 21 11 42 21 11 42 150 NED mo 1988
Granholm, Kai Patricia of Finland M 40 c4 21 13 04 21 13 04 152 FIN mo 1984
Budel, Nico Hayai M 40 c4 21 18 17 21 18 17 161 NED mo 2005
Fournier, Philippe Haute-Nendaz M 36.5 c4 24 03 05 24 03 05 209 FRA mo 1980
Jaworski, Kazimierz Spaniel M 38 c4 24 23 40 24 23 40 225 POL mo 1976
Follett, Tom Cheers P 40 c4 27 00 13 27 00 13 262 USA mu 1968
Chichester, Francis Gipsy Moth III M 39 c4 29 23 57 29 23 57 323 GBR mo 1964
Lewis, David Rehu Moana C 40 c4 38 12 04 38 12 04 451 GBR mu 1964
Chichester, Francis Gipsy Moth III M 39 c4 40 12 30 40 12 30 476 GBR mo 1960
 
Thompson, Brian Transient T 35 c5 18 06 00 18 06 00 82 GBR mu 1992
Greene, Walter Chaussettes Olympia T 35 c5 18 17 29 18 17 29 94 USA mu 1980
Falk, Mary QII M 35 c5 19 22 57 19 22 57 113 GBR mo 1996
Hurley, Barry Dinah M 35 c5 20 22 35 20 22 35 126 IRL mo 2009
Tonizzo, Luis City of Slidel M 35 c5 20 23 40 20 23 40 128 USA mo 1984
Birch, Mike The Third Turtle T 32 c5 24 20 39 24 20 39 224 CAN mu 1976
Ditton, Aurelia Shockwave T 34 c5 27 09 19 27 09 19 272 GBR mu 2005
Chaundy, John Free Newspapers M 32 c5 28 00 56 28 00 56 288 GBR mo 1980
Gliksman, Alain Toucan M 34.5 c5 28 12 54 28 12 54 303 FRA mo 1972
Gratton, Stephen Amelie Of Dart M 32 c5 30 04 32 30 04 32 328 GBR mo 2005
Howells, Val Akka M 35 c5 32 18 08 32 18 08 379 GBR mo 1964
Forbes, Colin Startled Faun T 33 c5 45 10 08 45 10 08 513 GBR mu 1968
Kelsall, Derek Folatre T 35 c5 61 14 04 61 14 04 544 GBR mu 1964
 
Kleinjans, Michel P M Charles M 30 c6 20 14 58 20 14 58 123 BEL mo 1996
Kleinjans, Michel Rucanor Sport M 30 c6 21 05 50 21 05 50 141 BEL mo 1992
Stuart, Roderick Caledonia T 30 c6 21 06 16 21 06 16 144 GBR mu 1988
Boosman, Bart De Franschman M 30 c6 22 21 04 22 21 04 189 NED mo 2009
Heal, Jeremy Alice's Mirror M 30 c6 24 23 58 24 23 58 226 GBR mo 1988
Regnier, Lionel Trois Mille Sabords M 30 c6 25 23 48 25 23 48 246 FRA mo 2005
Greene, Walter Friends T 30 c6 27 10 37 27 10 37 273 USA mu 1976
Radford, Ian Jabulisiwe M 28 c6 30 14 38 30 14 38 337 GBR mo 1980
Anrys, Yves Pawn of Nieuport M 30 c6 30 15 34 30 15 34 340 BEL mo 1976
Hornett, Guy Blue Smoke M 26 c6 36 21 26 36 21 26 434 GBR mo 1972
Hasler, Blondie Jester M 26 c6 37 22 05 37 22 05 443 GBR mo 1964
Rodriguez, Bernard Amistad T 25 c6 47 18 05 47 18 05 521 USA mu 1968
Hasler, Blondie Jester M 26 c6 48 12 02 48 12 02 524 GBR mo 1960
Butterfield, Mike Misty Miller C 30 c6 53 00 05 53 00 05 535 GBR mu 1964