The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the establishment of a new World Record as Mr Guo Chuan becomes the first Chinese sailor to sailed singlehanded around the world
Record: Around the World Singlehanded. 40ft Division.
Yacht: Qing Dao. 40 ft Monohull.
Name: Guo Chuan. CHN
Dates:. 18 November 2012 to the 4 April 2013.
Start time: 03; 57; 09 UTC on 18/11/12
Finish time: 23;59;06 UTC on the 04/04/13
Elapsed time: 137 days 20 hours 01 minutes 57 seconds
Comments: Benchmark: Alain Maignan FRA. 2007. 185d 22h 52m 52s.
Additional information: Mr Guo Chuan is the first Chinese sailor to sail singlehanded Around the World.
World Sailing Speed Record Council website - www.sailspeedrecords.com