The WSSR announces the recognition of a new World Record route - Yokohama to Hong Kong
A time for this route has been recently established as follows:

Route sailed: Initial World Record: Yokohama to Hong Kong
Yacht: "Geronimo" 90ft Trimaran
Name: Olivier de Kersauson FRA and 7 crew.
Dates: 2nd May to the 7th May 2006
Start time: 09.54.44 GMT on the 2nd May 2006
Finish time: 03.42.07 GMT on the 7th May 2006.
Elapsed time: 4 days 17 hours 47 minutes 23 seconds
Distance: 1650 nm.

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council