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For the Record

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of two new World Records, both established during the recent Round Britain and Ireland Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club:

Volvo Open 70 Groupama during the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Photo: RORC/Rick TomlinsonRecord: Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull

Yacht: "Groupama 70" Volvo Open 70
Name: Franck Cammas FRA and a crew of 9
Dates: 23/08/2010 to 29/08/2010
Start time: 1300 UTC. 23/08/10
Finish time: 10;26;55 UTC. 29/08/10
Elapsed time: 5d 21h 26m 55s
Distance: 1787 NM
Average speed: 12.63 kts
Comments: Previous record: "Aviva". Dee Caffari GBR. Jun 09. 6d 11h 30m 53s

Class 40 Concise during the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Photo: RORC/Rick TomlinsonRecord: 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
Comments: Previous record: "Roaring Forty" Michel Kleinjans BEL. June 04. 11d 12h 26m 48s

Signed: John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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