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New World Record for 40ft circumnavigation set by Guo Chuan (CHN)

by John Reed, WSSR on 1 May 2013
Guo Chuan arrives home in Qingdao- reducing the 40ft singlehanded circumnavigation record by 48 days Xinhua - China Daily
The World Speed Sailing Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record, by Guo Chuan, the first Chinese sailor to have sailed completed a singlehanded circumnavigation.

In doing so he also set a record for the singlehanded 40ft division maintained by the WSSR - reducing the previous mark set by Alain Maigan (FRA) by over 48 days. The former mark was set in 2007 and stood at 185d 22h 52m 52s

Record: Around the World Singlehanded. 40ft Division.
Yacht: Qing Dao. 40 ft Monohull.
Name: Guo Chuan. CHN
Dates:. 18th November 2012 to the 4th April 2013.
Start time: 03; 57; 09 UTC on 18/11/12
Finish time: 23;59;06 UTC on the 04/04/13
Elapsed time: 137 days 20 hours 01 minutes 57 seconds

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