The WSSR Council awards Performance Certificates from time to time. These officially recognise the time of a passage over either recognised or non-recognised routes, but which do not necessarily break an existing world record in one of the recognised WSSR categories.. The conditions for the award of a Performance Certificate are as rigorous as those for a World Record.
When a new route without any "benchmark" time is recognised as a world record course, the yacht posting the initial speed will be awarded a Performance Certificate. Performance Certificates may also be awarded for an outstanding achievement, (but which does not break an existing WSSR World Record), over the 500 metre distance.
1. Youngest non stop, single-handed Round the World.(Category discontinued) Jesse Martin AUS Lionheart 1999 327d 12h 52m Melbourne to Melbourne 21760 nm
2. Round the World, assisted, (stops), eastabout, single-handed. Azhar Mansor MAS Jalur Gemilang 1999 190d 6h 57m 2s Lankawi to Lankawi 21760 nm
3. First disabled sailor, non stop, single-handed, Round the World under WSSR Rules.(Category discontinued) Vincent Lauwers AUS Vision Quest 2000 233d 13h 43m 8s Melbourne to Melbourne 21760 nm
4. New York to Melbourne. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time. Rich Wilson USA, Bill Biewenga USA Great American II 2001 68d 10h 7m 57s
5. Fastest recorded speed for a B class production catamaran. Eric van der Berg, Neils Haarbosch NED Aeroskimmer January 2002. 21.97 kts St Maarten. Caribbean
6. Antigua to Newport. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time. Adrienne Cahalan GBR, Helena Darvelid GBR and a crew of 15 Maiden II May 2002 3d 22h 31m 58s 1560 nm
7. Transatlantic. Fastest crossing by a 2-mast schooner. Simon Dierdorp NED and a crew of 28 Windrose of Amsterdam May 2002. 11d 10h 25m 10s 2925 nm
8. Transatlantic. Fastest crossing by a production catamaran. Yves Gallot-Lavallee FRA and a crew of 5 Saint Nicolas de Sauzon III May 2002 17d 19h 44m 11s 2925 nm
9. Initial Transatlantic women's single-handed monohull World Record Emma Richards GBR Pindar September 2002 . 13d 1h 14m 36s 2925 nm
10. Initial Transatlantic single-handed monohull World Record Bernard Stamm SUI Bobst Group Armor Lux September 2002. 10d 10h 55m 19s 2925 nm
11. First singlehanded 20ft Sport Catamaran. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe Alessandro Di Benedetto ITA/FRA United States of the World 2002 28d 11h 36m 2s
12. La Gomera to Barbados. Fastest crossing to date Tony Bullimore GBR/Fedor Konyukhov RUS March 2003 9d 23h 17m 3s
13. First Singlehanded Non Stop Round the World, Victoria BC to Victoria BC, Canada Tony Gooch CAN "Taonui" 42ft Monohull Sept 2002/Mar 2003 176d 23h 46m 2s
14. Jamaica (Montego Bay) to the Lizard. Fastest crossing to date "Scarlet Sails" Tony Bullimore GBR and Fedor Konyukhov + 9 crew. April 2003 16 days 22 hours 7 minutes 8 seconds
15. Hong Kong to New York. Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time. "Great American II". Rich Wilson USA and Rich du Moulin USA. May 2003 72 days 21 hours 11 minutes 37 seconds
16. Initial Around the Big Island of Hawaii record Mitch Green USA Fast Company July 2003-10-02 2 days 7 hours 10 minutes 58 seconds 251 nm
17. Gomera to Barbados. Fastest Singlehanded Monohull Fedor Konyukhov RUS Trading Network Alye Parusa February 2004. 14 days 7 hours 21 minutes 58 seconds
18. Round Bahrain . Singlehanded non stop, assisted Sami Kooheji BRN Laser 171555 April 2004 27 hours 1 minute 22 seconds
19. Around the World Singlehanded: Dutch National Record. "Cornelia" Mark Slats NED April 2005 196 days 15 hours 59 minutes 11 seconds.
20. Breaking "Atlantic's" NYYC Transatlantic Race Record "MariCha IV": Robert Miller GBR 1st June 2005 9 days 15 hours 55 minutes 23 seconds
21. Transatlantic "Spirit of Tradition Schooner" "Windrose of Amsterdam". Chris Gongriep 2nd June 2005 10 days 20 hours 57 minutes 32 seconds
22. Initial Cowes to Dinard 20ft Sport Category David Leon FRA Aster Wind July 2006 31h 38m 40s 138nm
23. The First Solo Circumnavigation of Australia Margaret Williams AUS Against All Odds Oct 2005/June 2006 The circumnavigation was completed with one stop
24. Initial around mainland Britain. 20ft Sport Category Luke Yeats and Mark Angell GBR "Cobalt BritCat Challenge" 3rd June to the 1st July 2006 Completed with stops
25. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe singlehanded Matteo Miceli ITA Biondina Nera 20 foot Sport Catamaran 29th December 2006 to 13th January 2007 14 days 17 hours 52 minutes
26. Singlehanded Around the World Alain Maignan FRA Schouten. 10.6m Monohull 7th October 2006 to the 11th April 2007 185 days 22 hours 2 minutes
27. Bahrain to Dubai. Singlehanded non stop assisted. Sami Kooheji BRN Laser No.181024 May 2007 2 days 16 hours 50 minutes 09 seconds
28. Antarctica Cup Racetrack. Benchmark time
Albany to Albany, Australia. "Trading Network Alye Parusa". 85 ft Monohull Fedor Konyukhov. RUS 26th January 2008 to 7th May 2008 102 days 1 hour 35 minutes 50 seconds
29.Around Isle of Wight during the race. WSSR rule 21c
Mike Slade and Chris Sherlock, GBR Leopard" 30m Monohull 28th June 2008 3 hours 56 minutes 03 seconds
30. Port Louis (Lorient-France) to Port Louis (Mauritius). Fastest crossing to date. Benchmark time.
Francis Joyon. FRA "Idec" 98ft Trimaran 17th October to the 12th November 2009 26 days 4 hours 13 minutes 29 seconds
31. Tarifa (Spain) to Tel Aviv (Herzila. Israel). Fastest crossing to date
Pascal Blouin. FRA and a crew of 9. "Gitana 13" 13th to the 19th September 2009 6 days 22 hours 42 minutes 57 seconds
32. Solo circumnavigation of Australia.
Ian Thomson AUS “SOS Ocean Racing” 14 metre monohull May 5th to June 16th 2010 The circumnavigation was completed with one stop
33. First singlehanded Around the World non stop in a 6.5 metre Mini
Alessandro di Benedetto FRA/ITA "Findomestic Banca”6.5 metre Mini 28th October 2009 to 22nd July 2010 268 days 19 hours 36 minutes 12 seconds
34. Port Louis (Lorient-France) to Port Louis (Mauritius) Benchmark Monohull time.
Eric Bellion FRA and 6 crew "Jolokia". 50 ft Monohull 8th September to the 15th November 2010 68 days 19 hours 6 minutes and 44 seconds
35. Bermuda to Newport. Benchmark time.
Brad Jackson NZL and 7 crew. "il mostro". 70 ft Monohull 23rd to the 24th June 2010 42 hours 3 minutes and 29 seconds
36. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe. Benchmark. Over 60 ft Category.
Roman Paszke POL and 10 crew. "Renault Eco 2" 90 ft Catamaran 7th to the 15th January 2011. 8 days 2 hours 38 minutes and 11 seconds.
37. Transatlantic. 40ft and under Singlehanded. Benchmark time.
Eric Defert FRA "Terralia" 40ft Monohull 25th March to the 6th April 2011 11 days 11 hours 30 minutes and 58 seconds
38. Around the World non stop singlehanded
Thomas Coville FRA Sodeb'O 105 ft Trimaran 29th January to the 31 st March 2011 61 days 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
39. Tarifa (Spain) to Tel Aviv (Herzila. Israel). Fastest crossing to date
Pascal Blouin. FRA and a crew of 9 "Gitana !3" 26th May to the 2nd June 2010 6 days 18 hours 50 minutes and 40 seconds
40. Solo Around the World.
Tomasz Cichocki. POL "Polska Miedz" 39ft Monohull 1st July 2011 to the 7th May 2012. 311 days 7 hours and 27 minutes The circumnavigation was completed with one stop
41. Trieste to Malta. Benchmark time
Jochen Schumann GER and crew "Esimit Europa 2" 100ft Monohull 14th to the 17th October 2012 2 days 20 hours 42 minutes and 24 seconds
42. Las Palmas to Guadeloupe Monohull. Benchmark time
Zbigniew Gutkowski POL and 3 crew "Energa" 60ft Monohull 22nd to the 31st January 2013 9 days 11 hours 21 minutes and 45 seconds