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.
Secretary to the WSSR Council