The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Marseilles to Carthage. Singlehanded Monohull.
Yacht: Group Bel. Open 60.
Name: Kito de Pavant. FRA
Dates: 2nd June 2009/4th June 2009. 
Start time: 17:58:46, 2nd June
Finish time: 15:19:15, 4th June
Elapsed time: 45 hours 20 minutes and 29 seconds
Distance: 458 M
Average speed: 10.1 kts

Previous record: "Roaring Forty" Michel Kleinjans BEL Mar 08 1d 21h 24m, which now becomes the 40ft category record.


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council