WSSR Newsletter No 157. 9th July 2008.

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

Record: Around Ireland. Powered Sails - WSSR rule 21c.
Yacht:  "Leopard" 30m Monohull
Name: Mike Slade. GBR
Dates: 22nd June to the 25th June 2008 
Start time: 12:00:00 UTC on the 22nd June 2008
Finish time: 05:48:47 UTC on the 25th June 2008
Elapsed time: 2 days 17 hours 48 minutes 47 seconds
Distance: 708nm
Average speed: 10.77 knots

There has been no previous record in the 21c category. Times taken during the Round Ireland race


John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council