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23 August 2007, 03:17 am
Cross Channel Record Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the singlehanded cross channel record of Francis JOYON's (FRA) IDEC.
JOYON made the perfect start to his record-breaking endeavours on his new 98-foot trimaran IDEC.

The Record

Record: Cowes to Dinard - the Cross Channel Record - Singlehanded

Yacht: IDEC, 98 foot trimaran
Name: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 18 August 2007
Start time: 7:52:41 UTC
Finish time: 14:16:17 UTC
Elapsed time: 6 hours, 23 minutes and 36 seconds
Distance sailed: 138 nm
Average speed: 21.6 knots

Previous Record

Record: Cowes to Dinard - the Cross Channel Record - Singlehanded
Yacht: Sodebo, 60 foot trimaran
Name: Thomas COVILLE (FRA)
Dates: 15 August 2007
Elapsed time: 7 hours, 55 minutes and 47 seconds
Distance sailed: 138 nm
Average speed: 17.4 knots

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