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31 March 2011, 10:56 am
WSSRC Ratifies The 60 Ft Monohull 24 Hour Distance Record
Pierre Dick and Peyron
Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron (FRA)

Barcelona World Race 2010-11
Barcelona, Spain

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the ratification of a new World Record.
Virbac Paprec 3 broke the 60 ft Monohull 24 Hour Distance Record after covering 506.333 NM at an average speed of 21.1 knots from 11:00 UTC on 21 January and 11:00 UTC 22 January 2011 in the Barcelona World Race.

Jean Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron (FRA) beat Alex Thompson and Andrew Cape's (GBR) previous record of 501.3 NM at an average speed of 20.9 knots on Hugo Boss in the 2007 Barcelona World Race.

The Record

Record: 60 ft Monohull 24 Hour Distance Record
Yacht: Virbac-Paprec
Name: Jean Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron (FRA)
Dates: 21 January to 22 January 2011. At 11:00 UTC on both days.
Start position: 36 43.51'S; 28 29.83'W
Finish position: 39 15.79'S; 18 16.63'W
Distance: 506.333 NM
Average speed: 21.1 kts
Comments: This record was established during the Barcelona double handed Race.
Previous record: 2007 "Hugo Boss" Alex Thompson and Andrew Cape, GBR, 501.3nm, 20.9kts

World Sailing Speed Record Council website - www.sailspeedrecords.com

Event website - www.barcelonaworldrace.org

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