The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a “benchmark time” for a new route:

Performance Certificate

Route: Port Louis (Lorient–France) to Port Louis (Mauritius)

Yacht: “Idec” 98ft Trimaran

Name: Francis Joyon FRA

Dates: 17th October to the 12th November 2009.

Start time: 10;50;16. 17/10/09

Finish time: 15;03;45. 12/11/09

Elapsed time: 26 days 4 hours 13 minutes 29 seconds

Distance: 8000 NM

Average speed: 12.7 kts

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council