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WSSR announces new Singlehanded 24 hour World Record

by John Reed on 28 Feb 2014
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The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record.

Record: Singlehanded 24 hour record
Yacht: Banque Populaire 7. 103 ft Trimaran
Name: Armel Le Cleac’h FRA
Dates:. 26th to the 27th January 2014.
Start time: 00;30;00 on 26/01/14
Start position: 26 58.69’N, 24 51.27’W
Finish time: 00;30;00 on 27/01/14
Finish position: 27 01.14’N, 37 37.95W
Elapsed time: 24 hours.
Distance: 682.85 M
Average speed: 28.45 kts

Comments: Previous record: 'Idec', Francis Joyon FRA, 2012, 666.2M, 27.74 WSSR Website
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