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1 February 2013, 10:00 pm
Monohull and Singlehanded Monohull Round The World Records Ratified
Francois Macif on the way to the win
Francois Macif on the way to the win

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Les Sables, France

The World Sailing Speed Racing Council has announced the establishment of two new World Records.
Records: Round the World. Monohull and Singlehanded Monohull
Yacht: "Macif". Open 60.
Name: François Gabart FRA
Dates: 11th November 2012 to the 27th January 2013.
Start time: 12; 02 UTC on 11/11/12
Finish time: 14; 18; 40 UTC on 27/01/13
Elapsed time: 78 days 2 hours 16 minutes and 40 seconds
Distance: 21600 NM
Average speed: 11. 52 kts

Comments: Previous record: "Foncia". Michel Desjoyeaux FRA, Feb 09. 84d 36h 9m 8s
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