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

Record: Around the Isle of Wight. 40ft Singlehanded.

Yacht: “Oceans Lab” Class 40.

Name: Phil Sharp. GBR

Dates:.1st December 2019

Start time: 08; 24; 39 UTC

Finish time: 13; 29; 43 UTC

Elapsed time: 5 hours 5 minutes and 4 seconds

Distance: 50 nm

Average speed: 9.83 kts

Comments: Previous benchmark: “Pixel Flyer” Alex Alley. GBR. June 17. 6h 29m 32s

This record speed will also set a benchmark for the 60ft category.

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council