Video - Sailing into history

A daring expedition to Antarctica – commanded in part by Lewisman Captain Ronnie Maclean - has broken the world record for the most southerly position ever recorded by a vessel.

The ice strengthened 87.6m long (287.4ft) Motor Yacht ‘Arctic P’ completed the voyage to the Ross Sea region - including nearly 2,000nm across the Southern Ocean - in January this year when the new record was set with the position 78°43.0336’S, 163°42.1317’W.

This is now officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records and recently the crew were honoured with the Distinguished Crew Award at the International Superyacht Society’s annual gala awards in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Pictured is Captain Ronnie Maclean with the details of the record.