Sailing: Tom 12, makes record English Channel crossing

A 12-year-old French boy has broken the record for crossing the English Channel in a small children’s sailing dinghy. Tom Goron set sail from the Isle of Wight at 05:00 local time on Wednesday and arrived in France 14 hours and 20 minutes later. He broke the previous record set by 15-year-old Violette Dorange in 2016 by 36 minutes.

The schoolboy made the 60-mile (96km) crossing in an Optimist boat at an average speed of more than four knots. He was followed closely by his father who was on hand in case anything went wrong.


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