The WSSR announces the recognition of a new World Record route - Taipei to Hong Kong.

A time for this route has been recently established as follows:

Route sailed: Initial World Record: Taipei to Hong Kong.
Yacht: B&Q: 75foot Trimaran
Name: Ellen Macarthur and 6 crew
Dates: 20th to 23rd April 2006
Start time: 11: 29: 55 on the 20th April
Finish time: 4: 16: 27 on the 23rd April
Elapsed time: 2 days 16 hours 46 minutes 32 seconds
Course length: 465nm

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council