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

Record: Transatlantic Monohull Singlehanded; Monohull Singlehanded 60 foot and under.

Yacht: “Hugo Boss” Open 60.

Name: Alex Thomson. GBR

Dates: 17th July 2012 to the 26th July 2012.

Start time: 20; 08; 57 UTC on 17/07/12

Finish time: 17;17;28 UTC on 26/07/12.

Elapsed time: 8 days 21 hours 8 minutes and 31 seconds

Distance: 2880M

Average speed: 13.7 kts

Comments: Previous record: "Armor Lux" Bernard Stamm SUI. Sep 02. 10d 55m 19s

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council