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27 August 2014, 09:02 am
WSSRC Announces New World Records
Abu-Dhabi Racing
Azzam-Abu Dhabi Racing at the start of the Sevenstar Round Britian and Ireland Race

World Sailing Speed Record Council
Great Britain

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the establishment of four new World Records, all of which were claimed during the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.
Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Outright Women
Yacht: SCA, VO65
Name: Sam Davies (GBR)
Dates:. 11 to 16 August 2014.
Start time: 09:10:00 on 11 August 2014
Finish time: 06:10:39 on 16 August 2014
Elapsed time: 4 days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds
Distance: 1773 NM
Average speed: 15.15 kts

Previous record: Avivia, Dee Caffari (GBR), June 2009, 6 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds

Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Monohull
Yacht: Azzam-Abu Dhabi Racing, VO65
Name: Ian Wallker (GBR)
Date: 11 to 15 August 2014
Start Time: 09:10 on 11 August
Finish Time: 22:20:28, 15 August
Elapsed Time: 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes and 28 seconds
Distance: 1773 NM
Average speed: 16.24 kts

Previous record: Groupama, Franck Cammas (FRA), August 2010, 5 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds

Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Outright
Yacht: Oman Sail-Musandam, MOD 70 Trimaran
Name: Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and a crew of 6
Date: 11 to 14 August 2014
Start Time: 09:10 on 11 August
Finish Time: 12:43:36, 14 August
Elapsed Time: 3 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes and 36 seconds
Distance: 1773 NM
Average speed: 23.48 kts

Previous record: Banque Populaire 5, Loick Peyron (FRA), July 2011, 3 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes and 14 seconds

Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Monohull 60ft and less
Yacht: Artemis-Team Endeavour, IMOCA60
Name: Brian Thompson (GBR)
Date: 11 to 16 August 2014
Start Time: 09:10 on 11 August
Finish Time: 23:00:54, 16 August
Elapsed Time: 5 days, 14 hours and 54 seconds
Distance: 1772 NM
Average speed: 13.23 kts

Previous record: Safran, Marc Guillemot (FRA), June 2011, 6 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes and 10 seconds

World Sailing Speed Record Council website - www.sailspeedrecords.com

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