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30 April 2002, 11:25 pm
illbruck Breaks World Record Subject to Ratification
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Volvo Ocean Race

473 miles in 24 Hours
From 1534 GMT April 29 until the same time today illbruck has covered 473 miles (19,708 knots) and thus broken the 24-hour monohull world record that was held by Bernard Stamm on the Open 60 Armor Lux (467.70 nautical miles, 19.49 knots average speed). This record is still provisional and has to be ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council of the International Sailing Federation. Illbruck's positions for this speed record were derived from a Satcom C unit and constantly monitored by Volvo Ocean Race headquarters. The measurement for the record is made between two GPS positions over any 24-hour period.

SEB has held the V.O.60 class record since leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race and has now equalled this mileage. ASSA ABLOY, Tyco and Amer Sports One are not far off the pace. Amer Sports Too has, for the first time in the race, covered more than 400 miles in 24 hours.

At the time all the yachts are sailing faster than 24 hours ago and it is possible that they will beat their own records over the next few hours.
Volvo Ocean Race Press/News Editor
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