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17 July 2013, 11:19 am
WSSRC Announces New World Record

World Sailing Speed Record Council
Great Britain

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the establishment of a new World Record as Marc Guillemot (FRA) blasts across the Atlantic.
Sailing the IMOCA 60 Safran, Marc Guillemot (FRA) sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic in just over 8 days.

The Record

Record: Singlehanded Monohull 60ft - Transatlantic.
Yacht: Safran - IMOCA 60.
Name: Marc Guillemot (FRA)
Dates: 27 June - 6 July 2013.
Start time: 23:19:20 UTC on 27 June 2013
Finish time: 04:39:40 UTC on 6 July 2013
Elapsed time: 8 days 5 hours 20 minutes 20 seconds
Distance: 2880nm
Average Speed: 14.62 knts

Previous record:
Hugo Boss, Alex Thomson (GBR) - July 2012 8 days, 21 hours 8 minutes and 31 seconds

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