WSSR Council announces establishment of a new World Record
by John Reed, WSSR on 6 Nov 2013
The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record.
Team Australia on Waitemata Harbour © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Record: Sydney to Auckland
Yacht: 'Team Australia' ORMA 60
Name: Sean Langman AUS and five crew.
Dates: 16th to the 18th October 2013.
Start time: 01;09;58 UTC on 16;10;13
Finish time: 20;12;43 UTC on 18;10;13
Elapsed time: 2 days 19 hours 2 minutes and 45 seconds
Average speed: 18.87kts
Comments: A Benchmark will have been set during the 1997/8 Volvo Race which certainly will have been slower than this claim. At present we have been unable to establish this crossing WSSR website
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