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9 February 2005, 05:59 pm
Ellen's Record Ratified
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WSSRC Record

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the ratification of a new World Record.
RECORD: Around the World, outright, non-stop, singlehanded.

Yacht: B&Q

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.

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