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

Record: 60ft Monohull 24 Hour World Record
Yacht: Hugo Boss Open 60.
Names: Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape
Dates: 6th to 7th December 2007
Start position: 42° 04.83'S; 5° 58.56'W at15.30 on 06/12/07
Finish position: 43° 58.82'S; 5° 09.80' E at 15.30 on 07/12/07
Distance sailed: 501.3 nm
Average speed: 20.9 kts

Previous record: 2003 "AT Racing" 60ft, Alex Thompson, GBR, 468.72nm. 19.5kts

This record was established during the Barcelona Double handed World Race 2007, but has only been recently claimed

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council