The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:
Record: Transatlantic Singlehanded
Yacht: "Sodebo". 105ft Trimaran.
Name: Thomas Coville. FRA
Dates: 9th July to the 15th July 2008.
Start time: 11: 47: 00. UTC 09/07/08
Finish time: 07: 17: 40. UTC 15/07/08
Elapsed time: 5 days 19 hours 30 minutes 40 seconds
Distance: 2925 nm
Average speed: 20.97 kts
Previous record: "Idec" Francis Joyon FRA: Jul 05: 6d 4h 1m 37s
The delay in publishing ratification was due to fact that the Council had carefully to confirm the finish which was in thick fog.
Secretary to the WSSR Council