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LIVE VIDEO : Powerboat team hope to break New York-Bermuda record

A US powerboat crew left New York this morning, hoping to break a world record and reach Bermuda in under 17 hours.

Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin set out around 7.30am Bermuda time, travelling at a speed of 60mph.

The pair will need perfect weather conditions if they're to cross the 700 miles and break the 2012 Bermuda Challenge record of 17 hours and six minutes set by Italy's Fabio Buzzi.

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Chris Fertig is today trying to beat the 2012 Bermuda Challenge record of 17 hours and six minutes. He's pictured here with his sister, Kathy Hendrickson, after completing the race from Bermuda to New York last year. ( Photo by Glenn Tucker )

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Published August 21, 2013 at 11:45 am (Updated August 21, 2013 at 11:45 am)

LIVE VIDEO : Powerboat team hope to break New York-Bermuda record

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