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WSSR Newsletter No 211. Foncia Around the Isle of Wight 24/08/12

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

Record: Around the Isle of Wight Outright.

Yacht: “Foncia” MOD70

Name: Michel Desjoyeaux. FRA and a crew of 9

Date: Thursday 16th August 2012.

Start time: 10.00 BST

Finish time: 12;21;25. BST

Elapsed time: 2 hours 21 minutes and 25 seconds

Distance: 50NM

Average speed: 21.3 kts

Comments: The record was established during the RYS Around the Island Artemis Challenge Race.

Previous record: "PlayStation" Steve Fossett USA. Nov 01. 2h 33m 55s

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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