Ocean Passage Records - History of 24 Hour Distance Sailed Record

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24 Hour Sailing Record

 

Following World Sailing Speed Record Council Rules apply:

1.  Position reports must be via GPS.  These timed GPS position reports must be collected and forwarded without any action by the crew of the vessel. 

2.  24 hour period may begin at any time.

3.  For a distance to be ratified as a record,   it must be at least one nautical mile greater than the previously ratified record.

Current Record by Type

Yacht Type Skipper Distance Sailed Location Date Avg. Speed Category
Maiden 2 110 Foot catamaran Brian Thompson 697 North Atlantic June 2002 29.04 Any type/any number (outright)
Primagaz 60 foot trimaran Laurent Bourgnon 540 North Atlantic June 1994 22.5 Any type of vessel Singlehanded
Mari Cha 4 140 foot Schooner Bob Miller 525.5 North Atlantic October 2003 21.9 Monohull vessel any number of crew
Sill Open 60 Mono Roland Jourdain 435.3 North Atlantic February 2001 18.14 Monohull Singlehanded

Following vessels have also sailed at least 600 miles in 24 hours:

Boat Type Date Distance Avg. Speed
Playstation Catamaran October 2001 687.17 28.63
Club Med Catamaran February 2001 655.2 27.29
Innovation Explorer Catamaran February 2001 629.19 26.22
Club Med Catamaran June 2000 625.7 26.07
Bayer En France Trimaran 2000 625.3 26.05
Groupamma Trimaran 2000 615.8 25.66
Foncia Trimaran 2000 601.4 25.06
Following vessels have also sailed at least 500 miles in 24 hours:
Team Adventure Catamaran 2001 586 24.42
Playstation Catamaran 1999 580 24.17
Belgacom Trimaran 2000 573.5 23.90
Explorer Catamaran 1995 547.3 22.80
Club Med Catamaran 2001 537 22.38
Lyonnaise des Eaux Trimaran 1994 524.6 21.86
Jet Services Catamaran 1990 522.7 21.78
Enza New Zealand Catamaran 1994 520.9 21.70
Fleury Michon VIII Trimaran 1987 520 21.67
Formula Tag Catamaran 1984 518.68 21.61
Credit Agricolole Catamaran 1984 508.6 21.19
Royal & Sun Alliance Catamarn 1998 500 20.83

Notes: 1.  Explorer was formerly named Jet Services.  2.   Lyonnaise des Eaux was later renamed Sport Elec and is the current Jules Verne Trophy holder.  3.  Enza New Zealand/Royal & Sun Alliance/Formula Tag are the same boat.  

 


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