WSSR Newsletter No 154. 9th June 2008.
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:
Record: Transatlantic. Powered Sails - WSSR rule 21c.
Yacht: "Leopard" 30m Monohull
Name: Chris Sherlock. GBR
Dates: 27th May to the 3rd June 2008
Start time: 00; 01; 00 UTC on the 27th May
Finish time: 19; 21; 49 UTC on the 3rd June
Elapsed time: 7 days 19 hours 20 minutes 49 seconds
Average speed: 15.6 knots
The previous record
"Phocea" Bernard Tapie, FRA, Jul 88, 8d 3h 29m
Secretary to the WSSR Council