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

Record: Outright Singlehanded 24 Hour World Record
Yacht: "Sodebo" 105 ft Trimaran.
Name: Thomas Coville FRA
Dates: 5th to 6th January 2008.
Start position: 49° 05.73'S; 23° 05.35'E on 5/01/08
Finish position: 48° 50.52'S; 38° 50.19'E on 6/01/08
Distance sailed: 619.3nm
Average speed: 25.8 knots

Comments: Previous record: 2006 "Brossard"60ft Tri, Yvan Bourgnon, SUI, 610.45nm, 25.76kts


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council