The WSSR Council announces ratification of a new World Record:

WORLD RECORD: Taipei to Hong Kong. Outright.
Yacht: Johan II. Monohull
Sailed by: Philippe Grelon FRA/NZ and a crew of 7
Dates: 18th to the 20th December 2006
Elapsed Time: 2 days 15 hours 40 minutes and 42 seconds
Average speed: 7.30 knots

The previous record was 2 days 16 hours 46 minutes 32 seconds - Ellen MacArthur. B&Q April 2006

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council