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

Record: Around the World. Outright

Yacht: IDEC. 103 ft Trimaran

Name: Francis Joyon. FRA and 5 crew

Dates:.16th December 2016 to the 26th January 2017

Start time: 08;19;00 UTC on 16/12/16

Finish time: 07;49;30 UTC on 26/01/17

Elapsed time: 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds.

Distance: 21600 NM

Average speed: 21.96 kts

Comments:. Previous record: Banque Populaire 5. Loick Peyron. FRA. Jan 12. 45d 13h 42m 53s

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council