The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the establishment of a new Round Britain and Ireland, the fifth to be claimed during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.
Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Monohull 40ft and less
, Class 40
Name: Roderick Knowles (GBR) and a crew of 3
Dates: 11 to 20 August 2014.
Start time: 09:00 on 11 August 2014
Finish time: 040:06:49 on 20 August 2014
Elapsed time: 8 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes and 49 seconds.
Distance: 1773 NM
Average speed: 8.4 kts
Previous record Concise 2
. Ned Collier-Wakefield (GBR) Aug 2010, 9d 13h 32m 20s
World Sailing Speed Record Council website - www.sailspeedrecords.com