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

Record : Cadiz to San Salvador. The Discovery route.
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck Cammas and 9 crew.
Dates: 24th April to 1st May 2007
Start time: 07: 47: 17 GMT
Finish time: 18:46: 10 GMT
Elapsed time: 7 days 10 hours 58 minutes 53 seconds
Average speed: 21.7 kts

Previous record: Steve Fossett, PlayStation. February 2003 - 9d 13h 30m 18s

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council