Ratification of new World Record announced by WSSR

IDEC, skipper:Francis Joyon
The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSR) has now announced the ratification of a new World Record.

Record: Singlehanded. 24 hours

Yacht: IDEC. 95ft Trimaran

Name: Francis Joyon. FRA

Dates: 30th to the 31st July 2012.

Start time: 18.24; 30/07/12

Finish time: 18.20: 31/07/12

Distance: 666.2 NM

Average speed: 27.75 kts

Comments: Previous record: 2008 'Sodebo' 105ft Tri, Thomas Coville FRA, 628.5 nm, 26.2 kts

World Sailing Speed Record website