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WSSR Newsletter No 138 Groupama 3 Transatlantic and 24 hours

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new World Records:

Record: Outright 24 hour record
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck Cammas FRA and 9 crew.
Dates: 19th to the 20th July 2007
Start time: 23: 52 GMT 19th July
Position: 40 59.93N, 69 56.09W
Finish time: 23:48 GMT 20th July
Position: 45 38.16N, 52 51.16W
Distance sailed: 794nm
Average speed: 33.08 kts
Previous record: Bruno Peyron, July 2006, 766.8nm, 31.95 kts


Record: New York to the Lizard. Transatlantic record
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck Cammas FRA and 9 crew.
Dates: 19th to the 23rd July 2007
Start time: 18: 02: 55 GMT 19th July
Finish time: 22: 00 49 GMT 23rd July
Elapsed time: 4 days 3 hours 57 minutes 54 seconds
Average speed: 29.26 kts
Previous record: Bruno Peyron, July 2006, 4d 8h 23m 54s


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council
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