Yesterday, the World Saling Speed Record Council announced the official ratification of a new World Record, going to round-the-world sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede.
The ratification marks VDH's second record after he claimed the single-handed, non-stop westabout round the world record in the winter of 2003/2004.
RECORD: Cowes to Dinard, monohull and singlehanded.
Yacht: "Adrien" 85 ft Monohull
Sailed by: Luc Van Den Heede
Dates: 1st November 2004
Time: 12 hours 01 minutes 31 seconds
Distance travelled: 138 nm.
Average speed: 11. 5 kts.