Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WSSR: Ratification of New 24 Hour Monohull Record to Virbac Paprec 3

Virbac Paprec 3. Image copyright Yvan Zedda/Sea&Co/Virbac Paprec 3.

by John Reed

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record

Record: 60 ft Monohull 24 Hour Distance Record
Yacht: Virbac-Paprec Name: Jean Pierre Dick FRA / Loick Peyron FRA.Dates: 21st January to the 22nd January 2011. At 1100 hrs on both days.
Start position: 36 43.51’S; 28 29.83’W
Finish position: 39 15.79’S; 18 16.63’W
Distance: 506.333 NM
Average speed: 21.1 kts

Comments: This record was established during the Barcelona double handed Race.
Previous record: 2007 "Hugo Boss" Alex Thompson/Andrew Cape, GBR, 501.3nm, 20.9kts.

World Sailing Speed Records