So it ended - after 20 hours, 36 minutes and 47 seconds, Blue FTP passed the finishing line.

And Boatshed Hamble and the RIB were there to witness this historic victory. The boat, driven by Vassilis Pateras and co-driver Panos Tsikopoulos had the veteran powerboater Dag Pike as navigator. Dag Pike last won this race in 1984 so I suspect there was much champagne at the winners' party.

Going Lean, sold by Boatshed Hamble specifically for this race, finished 6th overall. This is the third time this boat has been powered around the UK, so if anyone else fancies a go - you know where to come! Click here for a start

Further information on the race here