The World Sailing Speed Record Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both administered and claimed by the RORC.
Record: Monohull Fastnet Yacht: 'Abu Dhabi' Volvo 70. Name: Ian Walker. GBR Dates: 14th to the 16th August 2011. Start time: 13; 10; 00 UTC on 14/08/11 Finish time: 07; 49; 00 UTC on 16/08/11 Elapsed time: 1 day 18 hours and 38 minutes Distance: 595 NM Average speed: 14 kts
Comments: Previous record: 'Leopard' Mike Slade. GBR. Aug 07. 1 day 20 hours 18 minutes and 53 seconds
Record: Outright Fastnet Yacht: Banque Populaire 5' 131ft Trimaran Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 12 Dates: 14th to the 15th August 2011. Start time: 11; 00; 00 UTC on 14/08/11 Finish time: 19; 48; 46 UTC on 15/08/11 Elapsed time: 1 day 8 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds Distance: 595 NM Average speed: 18.1kts
Comments: Previous record: 'PlayStation' Steve Fossett USA, Mar 02, 1 day 11 hours 17 minutes and 14 seconds
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