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

World Record: Cowes to Dinard - the Cross Channel Record - Singlehanded.
Yacht: "IDEC". 98ft Trimaran
Name: Francis Joyon FRA
Dates: Sunday 18th August 2007.
Start time: 7 h 52' 41sec GMT
Finish time: 14 h 16' 17sec GMT
Elapsed time: 6 hours 23 minutes and 36 seconds.
Average speed: 138 miles - 21.6kts

Previous record: "Sodebo" - 60ft Trimaran, Thomas Coville FRA, 15th July 2006, 7 hours 55 minutes 47 seconds, 17.40 knots

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council