by John Reed
The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council has announced the the establishment of a benchmark time on a new World Record route.
ESIMIT EUROPA 2
Record: Trieste to Malta. Rule 21.c Powered Sailing Systems
Yacht: 'Esimit Europa 2' 100ft Monohull
Name: Jochen Schumann GER and crew.
Dates: 14th October to 17th October 2012.
Start time: 22;00;00 CEST; 14/10/12
Finish time: 18;42;24 CEST; 17/10/12
Elapsed time: 2 days 20 hours 42 minutes and 24 seconds
Distance: 740 NM
Average speed: 10.77 kts
World Sailing Speed Record website