The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record

Record: Marseilles to Carthage. Outright Record
Yacht: Groupama 3. 103 ft Trimaran.
Name:  Franck Cammas FRA and a crew of 6
Dates:   15/16th May 2009.
Start time:  09h 19m 00s (French time), 15/05/09.
Finish time: 02h 27m 23s (French time), 16/05/09
Elapsed time: 17 hours 8 minutes and 23 seconds
Distance: 458 nm
Average speed: 26.4 kts

Previous record: "Orange II" Bruno Peyron FRA: Sep 04: 17h 56m 33s

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council