WSSR Newsletter No 150. Francis Joyon 21st April 2008.
The WSSR Council announces ratification of a number of intermediate records achieved by Francis Joyon during his record breaking singlehanded Around the World voyage:
Record : 24 Hour Singlehanded.
Name: Francis Joyon, FRA
Dates: 11th December 2007 to 12th December 2007
Start time/position: 11/12/07: 05:01:00 UTC: Latitude: 45.784 Longitude: 52.796
Finish time/position: 12/12/2007 05:00:00 UTC: Latitude: 47.480 Longitude: 67.505
Elapsed time: 23 hours 59 minutes
Distance: 613.5 nm
Average speed: 25.56 kts
Comments: At the time of this claim the current record was: 2006, "Brossard", 60ft Tri, Yvan Bourgnon, SUI, 610.45nm, 25.76kts. Subsequently on the 6th January 2008, Thomas Coville, FRA, established a new record of 619.3nm, 25.8 kts.
Francis Joyon therefore held the record over the intermediate period.
Records: Equator/Equator. Indian Ocean. Pacific Ocean - All singlehanded.
Name: Francis Joyon FRA.
Elapsed times: Equator/Equator: 41 days 9 hours 14 minutes.
Indian Ocean: 9 days 12 hours 6 minutes
Pacific Ocean: 10 days 14 hours 26 minutes
Equator /Equator: 05. "B&Q, Ellen MacArthur GBR 51d 19h 17s
Indian Ocean: 05. "B&Q", Ellen MacArthur GBR. 12d 18h 57m
Pacific Ocean: 05: "B&Q", Ellen MacArthur GBR. 12d 13h 39m
Secretary to the WSSR Council