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6 December 2005, 11:43 am
24 Hour Distance Monohull Record Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has ratified the 24 hour distance monohull record set by ABN AMRO ONE during leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race on 26-27 November.
In newsletter 105 the Secretary to the WSSRC, John REED announced the ratification of the following record:

Record: The greatest distance sailed by a Monohull in 24 hours
Name: Mike SANDERSON (NZL) and nine crew
Dates: 26-27 November 2005
Start position: 33° 5.41' - 022° 40.46'
Finish position: 35° 26.20' - 012° 1.58'
Distance: 546.14 nm
Average speed: 22.75 knots

Previously the record was held by movistar skippered by Bouwe BEKKING (NED) with a crew of nine, set 4-5 April 2005, at 530.19 nm, 22.09 knots.

ISAF (source: John Reed). Image, Record breakers ABN AMRO ONE:© Volvo Ocean Race
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