The World Sailing Speed Record Council have today announced a number of new records, primarily in windsurfing, and the ratification of the new Round Britain and Ireland Record.
The Round Britain and Ireland Record was won by the Volvo Ocean 60/Open 60 hybrid "Solune", breaking the previous record held by Alex THOMPSON on SailThatDream.com.
As well as that ratification, there are two new national records for windsurfing, and a new A Class Women's Windsurfing World speed record.
Round Britain and Ireland, all islands, non-stop, monohull "Solune "
P Chomette/Cesar Dohy and a crew of 3
3-10 May 2004
Start time, Lizard: 16. 55. 30 GMT
Finish time, Lizard: 21. 41. 52. GMT
Elapsed time: 7 days 4 hours 46 minutes 22 seconds.
Av. Speed 10.34 kts
New A Class Women's Record
Marianne TERTIAN (FRA)
29th April 2004.
(Previous record: 17.81kts Caroline Ducato USA in 1992 at Brest)
British National Sailing Speed Record
30th March 2004.
Dutch National Speed Sailing Record
Martin van MEURS
30th March 2004