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

Record: Around the World Singlehanded
Yacht:  "IDEC" 98 ft Trimaran
Name:  Francis Joyon, FRA.
Dates: 23rd November 2007 to 19th January 2008. 
Start time: 10h 05m 52s; 23/11/07
Finish time: 23h 39m 58s; 19/01/08
Elapsed time: 57 days 13 hours 34 minutes and 6 seconds
Average speed: 15.84 knots

Previous record: Ellen MacArthur, GBR, "B&Q", Nov 04, 71d 14h 18m 33s