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3 September 2010, 08:52 am
WSSRC Ratifies Gavignet's Round Britain and Ireland Record
Sidney Gavignet (FRA)
Sidney Gavignet (FRA) celebrates


The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the 'double' new World Record set by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) on the 105ft trimaran Oman Air Majan.
Gavignet claims the outright and single-handed Around Great Britain and Ireland records.

The Record

Record: Around Great Britain and Ireland, Outright and Single-handed
Yacht: Oman Air Majan 105ft trimaran
Name: Sidney Gavignet (FRA)
Dates: 19 - 24 August 2010
Start time: 17:54:08 UTC 19 August 2010
Finish time: 09:03:35 UTC 24 August 2010
Elapsed time: 4 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes and 27 seconds
Distance: 1773nm
Average speed: 15.95 knots

Previous Records

Record: Outright Around Great Britain and Ireland
Yacht: Playstation
Name: Steve Fossett (USA)
Date: October 2004
Elapsed time: 4 days, 16 hours, 9 minutes and 36 seconds

Record: Single-handed Around Great Britain and Ireland
Yacht: Sodebo
Name: Thomas Coville (FRA)
Date: August 2006
Elapsed time: 6 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes and 31 seconds

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ISAF (source: John Reed)
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