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WSSR Newsletter No 158 Leopard 24 hours 29/07/08

WSSR Newsletter No 158. 29th July 2008.

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

Record: 24 Hour World Record - Powered Sails - WSSR rule 21c
Yacht:  "Leopard" 30m Monohull
Name: Chris Sherlock. GBR
Dates: 27th May 2008 
Start position: 40° 29.36; 73° 40.08 @ 00.16 UTC, 27/05/08
Finish position: 42° 7.8; 63° 32.76 @ 23.28 UTC, 27/05/08
Distance: 466.4 nm
Average speed: 19.4 knots

There has been no previous record in the 21c category. Record claimed during a Transatlantic crossing.

 

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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