WSSR Council ratification of two new World Records

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, at the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both administered and claimed by the RORC.

Record: Monohull Fastnet
Yacht: 'Abu Dhabi' Volvo 70.
Name: Ian Walker. GBR
Dates: 14th to the 16th August 2011.
Start time: 13; 10; 00 UTC on 14/08/11
Finish time: 07; 49; 00 UTC on 16/08/11
Elapsed time: 1 day 18 hours and 38 minutes
Distance: 595 NM
Average speed: 14 kts

Comments: Previous record: 'Leopard' Mike Slade. GBR. Aug 07. 1 day 20 hours 18 minutes and 53 seconds

Banque Populaire after smashing the race record, 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race

Record: Outright Fastnet
Yacht: Banque Populaire 5' 131ft Trimaran
Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 12
Dates: 14th to the 15th August 2011.
Start time: 11; 00; 00 UTC on 14/08/11
Finish time: 19; 48; 46 UTC on 15/08/11
Elapsed time: 1 day 8 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds
Distance: 595 NM
Average speed: 18.1kts

Comments: Previous record: 'PlayStation' Steve Fossett USA, Mar 02, 1 day 11 hours 17 minutes and 14 seconds

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