The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record

World Record for Los Angeles to Honolulu. 2215 nm.
Yacht: Geronimo
Olivier de Kersauson. FRA
Dates: 13th to the 18th November 2005.
Start time: 19: 05: 03 GMT on Sunday 13th November 2005.
Finish time:14: 36: 40 GMT on Friday November 18th 2005.
Elapsed time: 4 days 19 hours 31 minutes 37 seconds
Average speed: 19.17 kts

The previous record by Bruno Peyron, established inJuly 1997, was set during the Transpac Race of that year. His time of 5 days 9 hours 18 minutes and 26 seconds therefore remains as the Transpac race multihull record.

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council