Leopard sets new Cowes to Dinard Record

Published on October 16th, 2015

The World Sailing Speed Record Council announced the establishment of a new World Record:

Record: Cowes (GBR) to Dinard (FRA), Powered Sails – WSSR rule 21c.
Yacht: “Leopard” 30m Monohull
Name: Mike Slade. GBR and 24 crew.
Dates: 2015 RORC Cowes to Dinard Race
Start time: 10:40 UTC on July 7, 2015.
Finish time: 22:37:53 UTC on July 10, 2015
Elapsed time: 11 hours 57 minutes and 53 seconds
Distance: 138 NM
Average speed: 11.5 knots

Comments: There has been no previous record in the 21c category but it complies with WSSR rule 20.f in that the claim exceeds the World Cowes to Dinard Monohull Record of 12h 01m 31s held by “Adrien” and skipper J L Van de Heede (FRA), which was set Nov 2004.

(Rule 20.f.Powered sailing systems. In addition, any of these record categories can also apply to a vessel using powered sailing systems (see 21c.) provided a claim exceeds any corresponding World Record).

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