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

Record : Honolulu to Yokohama. Rule 21c (powered sail systems) Monohull
Yacht: BeeCom 72 ft Monohull
Name: Owner Isao Mita. Skipper Yoshiki Kanai plus 10 crew.
Dates: July 8th to July 24th 2006
Start time: 23: 58: 00 GMT
Finish time: 03: 34: 18 GMT
Elapsed time: 15days 3hours 36minutes 18seconds
Distance: 3750 nm.
Average speed: 10.31kts

This is the initial record by a monohull on this route.

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council