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.