The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced two new entries in the "Performance Certificate" section.
Performance Certificates officially recognise the time of a passage over either recognised or non-recognised routes, but which do not necessarily break an existing world record in one of the recognised WSSR categories.
The conditions for the award of a Performance Certificate are as rigorous as those for a World Record.
When a new route without any "benchmark" time is recognised as a world record course, the yacht posting the initial speed will be awarded a Performance Certificate. Performance Certificates may also be awarded for an outstanding achievement, (but which does not break an existing WSSR World Record), over the 500 metre distance.
The new entries are:
Initial World Record Hong Kong to New York.
"Great American II". Rich WILSON (USA) and Rich Du MOULIN (USA)
72 days 21 hours 11 minutes 37 seconds
Jamaica (Montego Bay) to the Lizard - fastest crossing to date
"Scarlet Sails" Tony BULLIMORE (GBR) and Fedor KONYUKHOV + 9 crew.
16 days 22 hours 7 minutes 8 seconds