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

Record: Around the World Singlehanded. 40ft Division.

Yacht: Qing Dao. 40 ft Monohull.

Name:  Guo Chuan. CHN

Dates:. 18th November 2012 to the 4th April 2013.

Start time: 03; 57; 09 UTC on 18/11/12

Finish time: 23;59;06 UTC on the 04/04/13

Elapsed time: 137 days 20 hours 01 minutes 57 seconds


Comments: Benchmark: Alain Maignan FRA. 2007. 185d 22h 52m 52s.

Additional information:  Mr Guo Chuan is the first Chinese sailor to have sailed singlehandedly Around the World.


John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council