'WSSR Newsletter No 88
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the following record:
Around the world, non-stop, crewed, any type. The new record was set by Bruno PEYRON and his team aboard the catamaran Orange II. The record of 50 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes and 4 seconds surpasses the previous record, held by Steve FOSSETT and his crew on Cheyenne (nee Playstation) by more than 7 days.'
Orange II's exploits have come at the end of a busy few months for the WSSRC who have also recently ratified the record set for a non-stop, single-handed, round the world voyage by Ellen MacARTHUR (GBR) onboard B&Q.