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WSSR Performance Certificates

The WSSR Council awards Performance Certificates from time to time. These officially recognise the time of a passage over either recognised or non-recognised routes, but which do not necessarily break an existing world record in one of the recognised WSSR categories.. The conditions for the award of a Performance Certificate are as rigorous as those for a World Record.

When a new route without any "benchmark" time is recognised as a world record course or in a category where there is no existing record, the yacht posting the initial speed will be awarded a Performance Certificate. Performance Certificates may also be awarded for an outstanding achievement, (but which does not break an existing WSSR World Record), over the 500 metre distance.

1. Youngest non stop, single-handed Round the World.(Category discontinued)
Jesse Martin AUS
327d 12h 52m
Melbourne to Melbourne 21760 nm

2. Round the World, assisted, (stops), eastabout, single-handed.
Azhar Mansor MAS
Jalur Gemilang
190d 6h 57m 2s
Lankawi to Lankawi 21760 nm

3. First disabled sailor, non stop, single-handed, Round the World under WSSR Rules.(Category discontinued)
Vincent Lauwers AUS
Vision Quest
233d 13h 43m 8s
Melbourne to Melbourne 21760 nm

4. New York to Melbourne. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time.
Rich Wilson USA, Bill Biewenga USA
Great American II
68d 10h 7m 57s

5. Fastest recorded speed for a B class production catamaran.
Eric van der Berg, Neils Haarbosch NED
January 2002.
21.97 kts
St Maarten. Caribbean

6. Antigua to Newport. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time.
Adrienne Cahalan GBR, Helena Darvelid GBR and a crew of 15
Maiden II
May 2002
3d 22h 31m 58s
1560 nm

7. Transatlantic. Fastest crossing by a 2-mast schooner.
Simon Dierdorp NED and a crew of 28
Windrose of Amsterdam
May 2002.
11d 10h 25m 10s
2925 nm

8. Transatlantic. Fastest crossing by a production catamaran.
Yves Gallot-Lavallee FRA and a crew of 5
Saint Nicolas de Sauzon III
May 2002
17d 19h 44m 11s
2925 nm

9. Initial Transatlantic women's single-handed monohull World Record
Emma Richards GBR
September 2002
. 13d 1h 14m 36s
2925 nm

10. Initial Transatlantic single-handed monohull World Record
Bernard Stamm SUI
Bobst Group Armor Lux
September 2002.
10d 10h 55m 19s
2925 nm

11. First singlehanded 20ft Sport Catamaran. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe
Alessandro Di Benedetto ITA/FRA
United States of the World
28d 11h 36m 2s

12. La Gomera to Barbados. Fastest crossing to date
Tony Bullimore GBR/Fedor Konyukhov RUS
March 2003
9d 23h 17m 3s

13. First Singlehanded Non Stop Round the World, Victoria BC to Victoria BC, Canada
Tony Gooch CAN
"Taonui" 42ft Monohull
Sept 2002/Mar 2003
176d 23h 46m 2s

14. Jamaica (Montego Bay) to the Lizard. Fastest crossing to date
"Scarlet Sails"
Tony Bullimore GBR and Fedor Konyukhov + 9 crew.
April 2003
16 days 22 hours 7 minutes 8 seconds

15. Hong Kong to New York. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time.
"Great American II".
Rich Wilson USA and Rich du Moulin USA.
May 2003
72 days 21 hours 11 minutes 37 seconds

16. Initial Around the Big Island of Hawaii record
Mitch Green USA
Fast Company
July 2003-10-02
2 days 7 hours 10 minutes 58 seconds
251 nm

17. Gomera to Barbados. Fastest Singlehanded Monohull
Fedor Konyukhov RUS
Trading Network Alye Parusa
February 2004.
14 days 7 hours 21 minutes 58 seconds

18. Round Bahrain . Singlehanded non stop, assisted
Sami Kooheji BRN
Laser 171555
April 2004
27 hours 1 minute 22 seconds

19. Around the World Singlehanded: Dutch National Record.
"Cornelia" Mark Slats NED
April 2005
196 days 15 hours 59 minutes 11 seconds.

20. Breaking "Atlantic's" NYYC Transatlantic Race Record
"MariCha IV": Robert Miller GBR
1st June 2005
9 days 15 hours 55 minutes 23 seconds

21. Transatlantic "Spirit of Tradition Schooner"
"Windrose of Amsterdam". Chris Gongriep
2nd June 2005
10 days 20 hours 57 minutes 32 seconds

22. Initial Cowes to Dinard 20ft Sport Category
David Leon FRA
Aster Wind
July 2006
31h 38m 40s

23. The First Solo Circumnavigation of Australia
Margaret Williams AUS
Against All Odds
Oct 2005/June 2006
The circumnavigation was completed with one stop

24. Initial around mainland Britain. 20ft Sport Category
Luke Yeats and Mark Angell GBR
"Cobalt BritCat Challenge"
3rd June to the 1st July 2006
Completed with stops

25. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe singlehanded
Matteo Miceli ITA
Biondina Nera 20 foot Sport Catamaran
29th December 2006 to 13th January 2007
14 days 17 hours 52 minutes

26. Singlehanded Around the World
Alain Maignan FRA
Schouten. 10.6m Monohull
7th October 2006 to the 11th April 2007
185 days 22 hours 2 minutes

27. Bahrain to Dubai. Singlehanded non stop assisted.
Sami Kooheji BRN
Laser No.181024
May 2007
2 days 16 hours 50 minutes 09 seconds

28. Antarctica Cup Racetrack. Benchmark time

Albany to Albany, Australia.
"Trading Network Alye Parusa". 85 ft Monohull
Fedor Konyukhov. RUS 
26th January 2008 to 7th May 2008  
102 days 1 hour 35 minutes 50 seconds

29.Around Isle of Wight during the race. WSSR rule 21c

Mike Slade and Chris Sherlock, GBR
Leopard" 30m Monohull
28th June 2008
3 hours 56 minutes 03 seconds

30. Port Louis (Lorient-France) to Port Louis (Mauritius). Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time.

Francis Joyon. FRA
"Idec" 98ft Trimaran
17th October to the 12th November 2009
26 days 4 hours 13 minutes 29 seconds

31. Tarifa (Spain) to Tel Aviv (Herzila. Israel). Fastest crossing to date

Pascal Blouin. FRA and a crew of 9.
"Gitana 13"
13th to the 19th September 2009
6 days 22 hours 42 minutes 57 seconds

32. New York to Barcelona. Benchmark time.

Alex Pella. ESP, and a crew of 2
"Estrella Damm" 60 ft Monohull.
8th to the 21st April 2010.
12 days 6 hours 3 minutes and 48 seconds.

33. Solo circumnavigation of Australia.

Ian Thomson AUS
“SOS Ocean Racing” 14 metre monohull
May 5th to June 16th 2010
The circumnavigation was completed with one stop

34. First singlehanded Around the World non stop in a 6.5 metre Mini

Alessandro di Benedetto FRA/ITA
"Findomestic Banca”6.5 metre Mini
28th October 2009 to 22nd July 2010
268 days 19 hours 36 minutes 12 seconds

35. Port Louis (Lorient-France) to Port Louis (Mauritius) Benchmark Monohull time.

Eric Bellion FRA and 6 crew
"Jolokia". 50 ft Monohull
8th September to the 15th November 2010
68 days 19 hours 6 minutes and 44 seconds

36. Bermuda to Newport. Benchmark time.

Brad Jackson NZL and 7 crew.
"il mostro". 70 ft Monohull
23rd to the 24th June 2010
42 hours 3 minutes and 29 seconds

37. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe. Benchmark. Over 60 ft Category.

Roman Paszke POL and 10 crew.
"Renault Eco 2" 90 ft Catamaran
7th to the 15th January 2011.
8 days 2 hours 38 minutes and 11 seconds.

38. Transatlantic. 40ft and under Singlehanded. Benchmark time.

Eric Defert FRA
"Terralia" 40ft Monohull
25th March to the 6th April 2011
11 days 11 hours 30 minutes and 58 seconds

39. Around the World non stop singlehanded

Thomas Coville FRA
Sodeb'O 105 ft Trimaran
29th January to the 31 st March 2011
61 days 5 minutes and 5 seconds.

40. Tarifa (Spain) to Tel Aviv (Herzila. Israel). Fastest crossing to date

Pascal Blouin. FRA and a crew of 9
"Gitana !3"
26th May to the 2nd June 2010
6 days 18 hours 50 minutes and 40 seconds

41. Solo Around the World.

Tomasz Cichocki. POL
"Polska Miedz" 39ft Monohull
1st July 2011 to the 7th May 2012.
311 days 7 hours and 27 minutes
The circumnavigation was completed with one stop

42. Trieste to Malta. Benchmark time

Jochen Schumann GER and crew
"Esimit Europa 2" 100ft Monohull
14th to the 17th October 2012
2 days 20 hours 42 minutes and 24 seconds

43. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe Monohull. Benchmark time

Zbigniew Gutkowski POL and 3 crew
"Energa" 60ft Monohull
22nd to the 31st January 2013
9 days 11 hours 21 minutes and 45 seconds

44. Transatlantic. 60 ft Singlehanded time

Zbigniew Gutkowski POL
"Energa" 60 ft Monohull
27th June to the 6th July 2013
8 days 19 hours 45 minutes and 38 seconds

45. First Woman Singlehanded Around the World. Victoria BC to Victoria BC, Canada.

Jeanne Socrates. GBR
"Nereida". 38ft Monohull.
22nd October 2012 to 8th July 2013.
258 days 14 hours 16 minutes and 36 seconds

46.Bordeaux to Rio de Janeiro. Benchmark time.

Francis Joyon. FRA
"IDEC" 98ft Trimaran.
8th to the 21st April 2014.
13 days 3 hours 5 minutes and 19 seconds

47. Transatlantic. Personal time

Hubert Wargny. FRA
"Hotel Villa Saxe Eiffel"
28th July to the 6th August 2014
9 days 8 hours 5 minutes and 57 seconds.

48. Cadiz to SanSalvador. 40 ft Benchmark time.

Sergio Frattaruolo. ITA
"Extreme Sail Accademy" 40 ft Monohull.
25th February to the 19th March 2015.
21 days 11 hours 18 minutes and 25 seconds.

49. San Francisco to Shanghai. Benchmark time.

Giovanni Soldini. ITA
"Maserati". 70 ft Monohull.
10th to the 31st May 2015.
21 days 19 hours 31 minutes and 15 seconds

50. Murmansk to Bering Sea. Benchmark time.

Guo Chuan. CHI
"China Quindao" 30 metre Trimaran.
3rd to the 15th September 2015.
12 days 3 hours 8 minutes and 15 seconds.

51. Sydney to Sydney via Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid.

David Pescud and 9 crew with disABILITIES. AUS
"Woteva" 52 ft Monohull.
22nd to the 26th October 2015.
4 days 2 hours 31 minutes and 16 seconds.
816 NM. 8.18 kts

52. Fastest Marseille to Carthage by a 20 ft Catamaran.

Vittorio and Nico Malingri. ITA
"Feel Good" F20 Catamaran
5th to the 6th August 2016
1 day 18 hours 58 minutes and 19 seconds
455 NM. 10,58 kts