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11 March 2008, 02:32 pm
WSSRC Ratify Marseille to Carthage Record
Roaring Forty
Michel KLEINJANS onboard Roaring Forty

WSSRC Record Attempt

The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has ratified the singlehanded Marseille to Carthage record of Michel KLEINJANS.
Michel KLEINJANS (BEL) completed the between Marseille, France and Carthage, Tunisia on his 40 foot monohull, Roaring Forty, the first successful attempt at this record by a singlehanded sailor.

The Record

Record: Marseille to Carthage. Singlehanded and Monohull
Yacht: Roaring Forty, 40 ft Monohull
Name: Michel KLEINJANS (BEL)
Dates: 1-2 March 2008
Start time: 00:20:30 on 1 March
Finish time: 21: 44:30 on 2 March
Elapsed time: 1 day, 21 hours and 24 minutes
Average speed: 10 knots

Michel Kleinjans - www.michelkleinjans.be
World Sailing Speed Record Council - www.sailspeedrecords.com
ISAF (source: John Reed)
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