Record: Around the Isle of Wight Outright.
Yacht: "Foncia" MOD70
Name: Michel Desjoyeaux. FRA and a crew of 9
Date: Thursday 16 August 2012.
Start time: 10.00 BST
Finish time: 12;21;25. BST
Elapsed time: 2 hours 21 minutes and 25 seconds
Average speed: 21.3 kts
The record was established during the RYS Around the Island Artemis Challenge Race.
Previous record: "PlayStation" Steve Fossett USA. Nov 2001. 2h 33m 55s
World Sailing Speed Record Council website - www.sailspeedrecords.com