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WSSR Newsletter No 204. Fastnet. Abu Dhabi and Banque Populaire 5. 20/09/11

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both administered and claimed by the RORC.

Record: Monohull Fastnet

Yacht: “Abu Dhabi” Volvo 70.

Name: Ian Walker. GBR

Dates: 14th to the 16th August 2011.

Start time: 13; 10; 00 UTC on 14/08/11

Finish time: 07; 49; 00 UTC on 16/08/11

Elapsed time: 1 day 18 hours and 38 minutes

Distance: 595 NM

Average speed: 14 kts

Comments: Previous record: “Leopard” Mike Slade. GBR. Aug 07. 1d 20h 18m 53s

 


Record: Outright Fastnet

Yacht: Banque Populaire 5” 131ft Trimaran

Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 12 

Dates: 14th to the 15th August 2011.

Start time: 11; 00; 00 UTC on 14/08/11

Finish time: 19; 48; 46 UTC on 15/08/11

Elapsed time: 1 day 8 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds

Distance: 595 NM

Average speed: 18.1kts

Comments: Previous record: "PlayStation" Steve Fossett USA, Mar 02, 1d 11h 17m 14s 




John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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