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WSSR Newsletter No 189. Concise and Groupama RB&I 29/09/10

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both established during the recent Round Britain and Ireland Race, organized by the RORC:

 

Record: Around Britain and Ireland. 40 ft Category

Yacht: “Concise 2” 39.8 ft Monohull

Name: Ned Collier-Wakefield GBR and a crew of 5

Dates: 23/08/2010 to 02/09/2010

Start time: 1300 UTC. 23/08/10

Finish time: 02;32;20 UTC 02/09/10

Elapsed time: 9d 13h 32m 20s

Distance: 1787 NM

Average speed: 7.78 kts

Comments: Previous record: “Roaring Forty” Michel Kleinjans BEL. June 04. 11d 12h 26m 48s

 

Record: Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull

Yacht: “Groupama 70” Volvo Open 70

Name: Franck Cammas FRA and a crew of 9

Dates: 23/08/2010 to 29/08/2010

Start time: 1300 UTC. 23/08/10

Finish time: 10;26;55 UTC. 29/08/10

Elapsed time: 5d 21h 26m 55s

Distance: 1787 NM

Average speed: 12.63 kts

Comments: Previous record: “Aviva”. Dee Caffari GBR. Jun 09. 6d 11h 30m 53s

 

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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