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The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record

by World Sailing Speed Record Council on 10 Sep 2011
Big Wave Rider (Chamberlin 46) enters the record books for solo Australian circumnavigation Paul Scambler
This is the initial Singlehanded Around Australia world record. There have been two previous unsuccessful attempts both involving stops and assistance, which removed them from the singlehanded category.

Record: Singlehanded Around Australia
Yacht: Big Wave Rider. 46 ft Catamaran
Name: Bruce Arms. AUS
Dates: 10th July to the 17th August 2011
Start time: 01; 59; 24 UTC on 10/07/11
Finish time: 23; 41; 06 UTC on 17/08/11
Elapsed time: 38 days 21 hours 41 minutes and 42 seconds
Distance: 6536 NM
Average speed: 7.0 WSSR Council website
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