The WSSR Council announces ratification of a new World Record:

Record: Singlehanded Around Britain and Ireland.
Yacht: Sodebo - 60ft Trimaran
Name: Thomas Coville FRA
Dates: 8th to the 14th August 2006.
Start time: 13:51:13 BST on the 8th August (BST is GMT + 1)
Finish time: 20: 31: 44. BST on the 14th August
Elapsed time: 6 days 6 hours 40 minutes 31 seconds
Average speed: 11.86 kts

The previous record was held by Jean Luc van den Heede in 7d 8h 47m. This will remain as the Monohull singlehanded record.

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council