The WSSR Council announces the ratification of two new World Records:

World Record: Yokohama to San Francisco
Yacht: "Geronimo" 110ft Trimaran
Name: Olivier de Kersauson FRA and 8 crew.
Dates: 29th May to the 12th June 2006
Start time: 02.04.39 GMT on the 29th May 2006
Finish time: 00.43.07 GMT on the 12th June 2006.
Elapsed time: 13 days 22 hours 38 minutes 28 seconds
Distance: 4482nm.

Comments: Previous record: Bruno Peyron, 14d 17h 22m 50s in 1998

World Record: Greatest distance sailed in 24 hours - up to 60 foot, singlehanded
Yacht: Mediatis-Region Aquitane
Name: Yves Parlier
Dates: 18th/19th May 2006
Start time and position: 26 24.00 N; 14 18.24 W at 12.32 on 18/05/06
Finish time and position: 26 43.64 N; 25 13.24 W at 12.30 on 19/05/06
Distance sailed: 586.00 nautical miles.
Average speed: 24.41 kts

Comments: Previous record: 1994 "Primagaz" 60ft Tri, Laurent Bourgnon, FRA, 540nm. 22.5kts

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council