Virbac-Paprec 3's World Record ratified by WSSR

by WSSR 
Virbac-Paprec 3 - Barcelona World Race
WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record by Virbac-Paprec 3, 24 Hour Distance Record, during the Barcelona World Race on 21st and 22nd January 2011.

Record: 60 ft Monohull 24 Hour Distance Record

Yacht: Virbac-Paprec 3

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

This record was established during the Barcelona double handed Race.

The record was held previously by 'Hugo Boss' Alex Thompson/Andrew Cape, GBR, 501.3nm, 20.9kts in 2007.