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

Record : Around the World Westabout. Singlehanded non-stop Women.
Yacht: "Aviva" 72 ft Monohull….
Name: Dee Caffari GBR
Dates: 21st November 2005 to 18th May 2006.
Start time: 13: 49: 29 GMT
Finish time: 16: 55: 03 GMT
Elapsed time: 178 days 3 hours 5 minutes 34 seconds

This is the initial World Record in this category

2. The distance claimed in Geronimo's Yokohama to Hong Kong record (Newsletter No 115) is incorrect. The mileage should be 1545 nm

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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