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

Record : Outright Greatest distance sailed in 24 hours
Yacht: Orange II ; 120 ft Catamaran
Name: Bruno Peyron and a crew of 11
Dates: 2nd to the 3rd July 2006.
Start time and position: 40° 48.56¢N, 70° 18.64¢W at 16.20 on the 2nd July
Finish time and position: 45° 08.44¢N, 53° 50.20¢W at 16.20 on the 3rd July
Distance sailed: 766.8 nm
Average speed: 31.95kts

Previous record: 2004 "Orange II", Bruno Peyron, FRA, 706.2nm.29.42kts

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council