Bar set for solo around the world record
Published on March 11th, 2020
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has confirmed a new world record reference time for sailing solo around the world westabout in a 40-foot boat. The elapsed time of 258 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes, and 9 seconds (avg. speed 3.48 knots) was set from June 2019 to February 2020 by Bill Hatfield (AUS) on his Northshore 38 L’Eau Commotion. This is a newly ratified accomplishment and now exists for future efforts to challenge.