WSSR Newsletter No 153 Gitana Taipei to Hong Kong 06/06/08

WSSR Newsletter No 153. 6th June 2008.

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

Record: Outright Taipei to Hong Kong
Yacht: "Gitana 13"
Name:  Lionel Lemonchois FRA. and a crew of 10
Dates:  30th to the 31st May 2008
Start time: 10;33;33 UTC  on the 30th May 2008
Finish time: 11;19;32 UTC on the 31st May 2008.
Elapsed time: 24 hours 45 minutes 59 seconds
Distance: 465 nm
Average speed: 18.8 kts

The previous record, which will remain as the Monohull record was "Johan II" Philippe Grelon, FRA, Dec 06, 2d 15h 40m 42s


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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