The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSR) has now announced the ratification of a new World Record.
Record: Singlehanded. 24 hours
Yacht: IDEC. 95ft Trimaran
Name: Francis Joyon. FRA
Dates: 30th to the 31st July 2012.
Start time: 18.24; 30/07/12
Finish time: 18.20: 31/07/12
Distance: 666.2 NM
Average speed: 27.75 kts
Comments: Previous record: 2008 'Sodebo' 105ft Tri, Thomas Coville FRA, 628.5 nm, 26.2 kts
World Sailing Speed Record website
by John Reed
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2:49 PM Mon 24 Sep 2012GMT
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