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

Record: World B Class Record
Yacht: Vestas Sailrocket. Solid wing sail
Name: Paul Larsen. AUS
Dates: 3rd December 2008 
Start time: 15; 18; 14.5 UTC
Finish time: 15; 18; 35.1 UTC
Elapsed time: 20.6 seconds
Distance: 501.9 metres
Average speed: 47.36 kts
Venue: Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Previous record: 1993, Yellow Pages, Simon Mckeon AUS, 44.65 kts


John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council