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

Record: D class world record
Yacht:  Hydroptère
Name: Alain Thébault and a crew of 10
Dates:  13th November 2008
Start time: 12:10:09.2
Finish time: 12:10:30.0
Elapsed time: 20.8 seconds
Distance: 502.25 metres metres
Current: 0.06 kts
Average speed corrected: 46.88 knots
Venue: Port St Louis, France

Previous record: 28th October 2008, Hydroptère, Alain Thebault FRA 46.15 kts