New Sailing Speed Record - 667 miles in a day

Banque Populaire in action
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of the 24 Hour 'up to 60ft' World Record. The new record was set by the 60ft trimaran Banque Populaire which sailed a distance of 667nm (average speed of 27.8kts) in a 24 hours period.

Here is the announcement:

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

Record: 24 Hour up to 60ft World Record
Yacht: Banque Populaire 60ft Trimaran.
Name: Pascal Bidegorry and Yvan Ravussin
Dates: 13th to 14th November 2007
Start position: 01º 08.22'N; 27º 29.78'W at 07.30 on 13/11/07
Finish position: 08º 09.44'S; 33º36.68' W at 07.30 0n 14/11/07
Distance sailed: 667nm
Average Speed: 27.8kts


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council