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WSSR Newsletter No 159 Sodebo Transatlantic 25/09/08

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

Record: Transatlantic Singlehanded
Yacht: "Sodebo". 105ft Trimaran.
Name: Thomas Coville. FRA
Dates:  9th July to the 15th July 2008.
Start time: 11: 47: 00. UTC 09/07/08
Finish time: 07: 17: 40. UTC 15/07/08
Elapsed time: 5 days 19 hours 30 minutes 40 seconds
Distance: 2925 nm
Average speed: 20.97 kts

Previous record: "Idec" Francis Joyon FRA: Jul 05: 6d 4h 1m 37s

The delay in publishing ratification was due to fact that the Council had carefully to confirm the finish which was in thick fog.

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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