The WSSRC announces the ratification of a new World Record:

RECORD: Cowes to Dinard - Channel crossing - Outright Singlehanded
Yacht: Sodebo - 60ft Trimaran
Sailed by: Thomas Coville FRA
Dates: 15th July 2006.
Elapsed Time: 7 hours 55 minutes 47 seconds
Distance: 138 nm
Average speed: 17.40 knots

The previous record was held by JL Van Den Heede - Nov 2004 - in 12h 1m 31s. This will remain as the Monohull and Monohull singlehanded record

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Counc