WSSR Council announces benchmark time on new World Record route

The World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council has announced the the establishment of a benchmark time on a new World Record route.

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
http://www.sail-world.com/103055