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

Record: Cadiz to San Salvador Singlehanded
Yacht: "Idec" 98ft Trimaran
Name:  Francis Joyon FRA
Dates: 28th October to the 7th November 2008. 
Start time: 05;30; 57. 28/10/08
Finish time: 02; 03; 20. 07/11/08
Elapsed time: 9days 20 hours 32 minutes 23 seconds
Distance: 3884 nm
Average speed: 17.91 kts

Previous record:  "Sodebo" Thomas Coville, FRA, Jul 05, 10d 11h 50m 46s


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council