Sailing: Italian duo break sailing record from Dakar to Guadeloupe

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An Italian father and son duo have sailed their way into the record books after taking just over 11 days to cross the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-à-Pitre on Thursday, 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar in Senegal, the World Sailing Speed Record Council said.

"We started to get tired towards the end but up until then we were happy with our average speed, we were doing well, it was a lot of fun."

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