New records around Britain and Ireland
Published on August 5th, 2020
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has confirmed the establishment of new World Records for Around Britain and Ireland in a 40-footer (outright) plus for a singlehanded 60-footer and 40-footer. The records were set by Ian Lipinski (FRA) in the Class40 Ordago, setting the time of 7 days 17 hours 50 minutes and 47 seconds (9.54 knot avg.) from July 2 to 9, 2020.
• Outright 40 ft: “Imerys Clean Energy”. Phil Sharp. GBR. Aug 18. 8d 4h 14m 49s.
• Singlehanded 60ft and 40ft: “Roaring Forty” Michel Kleinjans. BEL. Jun 04. 11d 12h 26m 48s.