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WSSR Newsletter No 118 Orange II Transatlantic

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

Outright Transatlantic West to East World Record
Yacht: Orange II ; 120 ft Catamaran
Name: Bruno Peyron and a crew of 11
Dates: 2nd to the 6th July 2006.
Start time: 11; 00; 06 GMT
Finish time: 19; 24; 00 GMT
Elapsed time: 4 days 8 hours 23 minutes 54 seconds
Distance: 2925 nm
Average Speed: 28 knots


Previous record: Steve Fossett 4 days 17 hours 28 minutes 6 seconds in October 2001


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council
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