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

Record: Singlehanded Monohull Around Ireland

Yacht: "Roaring Forty". Open 40

Name: Michel Kleinjans. BEL

Dates: 1st to the 5th October 2005.

Start time: 12:57:49. on the !st October.

Finish time: 14:51:18. on the 5th October

Elapsed time: 4 days 1 hour 53 minutes and 29 seconds

Average speed for 708 nm: 7.2 kts

Previously, this record was held by Irishman Michael Liddy in a time of 5 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes.

John Reed