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29 September 2010, 02:17 pm
WSSRC Ratifies Cammas Round Britain and Ireland Record
Groupama70
Groupmana70 sets off on the Round Britain and Ireland Race

WSSRC News

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified two Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull Records. The first set by ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award nominee Franck Cammas and his Groupama70, Volvo Open 70.
Gavignet claims the outright and single-handed Around Great Britain and Ireland records.

The Record

Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull
Yacht: "Groupama 70" Volvo Open 70
Name: Franck Cammas FRA and a crew of 9
Dates: 23 August 2010 to 29 August 2010
Start time: 13:00 UTC 23 August 2010
Finish time: 10:26;55 UTC. 29 August 2010
Elapsed time: 5d 21h 26m 55s
Distance: 1787 NM
Average speed: 12.63 kts

Previous record: "Aviva". Dee Caffari GBR. Jun 09. 6d 11h 30m 53s

The WSSRC has also ratified the 40ft category record set by Ned Collier-Wakefield (GBR) aboard Concise 2

The Record
Around Britain and Ireland. 40 ft Category
Yacht: "Concise 2" 39.8 ft Monohull
Name: Ned Collier-Wakefield GBR and a crew of 5
Dates: 23/08/2010 to 02/09/2010
Start time: 1300 UTC. 23/08/10
Finish time: 02;32;20 UTC 02/09/10
Elapsed time: 9d 13h 32m 20s
Distance: 1787 NM
Average speed: 7.78 kts

Previous record: "Roaring Forty" Michel Kleinjans BEL. June 04. 11d 12h 26m 48s

World Sailing Speed Record Council - www.sailspeedrecords.com

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