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

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 kts

Comments: This is the initial Singlehanded Around Australia world record. There have been 2 previous unsuccessful attempts both involving stops and assistance, which removed them from the singlehanded category.