The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record.
Outright Around the World.
Banque Populaire 5
Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 13
22nd November 2011 to the 6th January 2012..
08; 31; 42 UTC on the 22nd November 2011
22; 14; 35 UTC on the 6th January 2012.
45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds
Current record: "Groupama 3" Franck Cammas, FRA. Mar 10. 48d 7h 44m 52s
the RTW distance is calculated based on a "perfect sphere" as per WSSR rule 26.1a and consequently the average speed is for the great circle distance around the world.