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20 January 2012, 02:55 pm
WSSR Council Ratifies Banque Populaire 5 Around The World Record
Banque Populaire 5 Crew
Banque Populaire 5 Crew

WSSR Council

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record.
Record: Outright Around the World.
Yacht: Banque Populaire 5
Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 13
Dates: 22nd November 2011 to the 6th January 2012..
Start time: 08; 31; 42 UTC on the 22nd November 2011
Finish time: 22; 14; 35 UTC on the 6th January 2012.
Elapsed time: 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds
Distance: 21600 NM
Average speed: 19.75 kts
Comments: Current record: "Groupama 3" Franck Cammas, FRA. Mar 10. 48d 7h 44m 52s

Note: 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.
John Reed
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