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22 January 2008, 01:46 pm
WSSRC Ratify JOYON's Record
Francis JOYON arrives in Brest
Francis JOYON arrives in Brest


The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the solo round the world record set by Francis JOYON on IDEC.
Francis JOYON (FRA) knocked over 14 days off the previous world record, to reclaim the title of fastest singlehanded sailors around the world. Click here to read the full story of JOYON's record-breaking voyage.

The Record

Record: Around the World, Singlehanded
Yacht: IDEC, 98ft Trimaran
Skipper: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 23 November 2007-19 January 2008
Elapsed time: 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds
Average speed: 15.84 knots

Previous Record

Record: Round the World, non-stop, singlehanded
Yacht: B&Q
Skipper: Ellen MACATHUR (GBR)
Dates: 28 November 2004-7 February 2005
Elapsed time: 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds
Distance: 21,760 nm
Average Speed: 12.66 knots

Trimaran IDEC -
World Sailing Speed Record Council -
ISAF (source: John Reed)
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