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

Record: Outright Around the World.

Yacht: Banque Populaire 5

Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 13

Dates: 22nd November 2011 to the 6th January 2012..

Start time: 08; 31; 42 UTC on the 22nd November 2011

Finish time: 22; 14; 35 UTC on the 6th January 2012.

Elapsed time: 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds

Distance: 21600 NM

Average speed: 19.75 kts

Comments: Previous record: "Groupama 3" Franck Cammas, FRA. Mar 10. 48d 7h 44m 52s

Note: the RTW distance is calculated based on a “perfect sphere” as per WSSR rule 26.1a and consequently the average speed is for the great circle distance around the world.

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council