by John Reed
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record.
Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 Team SCA finishes at dawn off Cowes to beat the all female round Britain record. Volvo Ocean Race SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal 65 Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 04 days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 30 seconds.
Record: Around Britain and Ireland. Outright Women
Yacht: SCA. VO65
Name: Sam Davies. GBR
Dates: 11th August to the 16th August 2014.
Start time: 09;10. 11/08/14
Finish time: 06;10;39. 16/08/14
Elapsed time: 4 days 21 hours 00 minutes and 39 seconds
Distance: 1773 NM
Average speed: 15.15 kts
Previous record: 'Aviva' Dee Caffari. GBR. Jun 09 6d 11h 30m 53s