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WSSR Newsletter No 125. 24 Hour record

The WSSR announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record : Greatest distance sailed in 24 hours -singlehanded
Yacht: "Brossard" 60 ft Tri
Name: Yvan Bourgnon SUI
Dates: 6th/7th August 2006
Start time and position: 39 57.72 N; 9 15.92 W at 13.02 on 06/08/06
Finish time and position: 40 56.04 N; 22 35.20 W at 12.44 on 07/08/06
Distance sailed: 610.45 nautical miles.
Average speed: 25.76 kts
Previous record: May 2006. Mediatis-Region Aquitane Yves Parlier 586.00nm

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council
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