WSSR Newsletter No 149: 14th April 2008

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

Record: San Francisco to Yokohama - Outright
Yacht:  "Gitana 13"
Name:  Lionel Lemonchois FRA and a crew of 10
Dates: 29th March 2008 to the 9th April 2008
Start time: 22: 45: 46 UTC
Finish time: 22: 58: 40 UTC
Elapsed time: 11 days 12 minutes and 54 seconds
Distance: 4501 nm
Average speed: 17.04 kts


The following National Records have also been ratified:

Holland: Dirk Doppenberg, Windsurfer. 44.49 kts on the 10th March 2008 at Southend on Sea, GBR
Greece: Philip Adamidis, Windsurfer. 42.74 kts on the 12th March 2008 at Southend on Sea, GBR
Ireland: John Kenny, Windsurfer. 40.44 kts on the 31st January 2008 at Sothend on Sea, GBR

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council