Sailed by: Ellen MacARTHUR (GBR)
Dates: 28 November 2004 to 7 February 2005.
Elapsed Time: 71 days 14 hours 18 minutes 33 seconds
Average speed: 12.66 kts
The previous record was held since February 2004 by Francis JOYON (FRA) in a time of 72d 22h 54m 22s, average speed 12.42 kts.
Note: The Round the World route is 21760 nautical miles and it is on this distance that the WSSRC record average speed is based.