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Today will be the final edition of Sailing Daily for
the month of July. Read on to find out about a special
To close out the month we present a compendium of new
sailing speed records that have been
In perusing these records you will note that Chicago
based sailor Steve Fossett has broken multiple
Also, you will note that the name Pyewacket shows up
twice. Be advised that the Pyewacket that
Finally the Open 60's of the Around Alone fleet managed
3 records. On Leg 1 Mike Golding set
Now for the contest. You can do enter one of two
ways. One, you can e-mail Sailing Daily with
World Sailing Speed Record Concil Records
WORLD RECORD: Yokohama to San Francisco Yacht: Commodore Explorer. Name: Bruno Peyron Dates: 2nd August 1998 to 16th August 1998 Start time: 15h 23m 50s (JST) - 6h 23m 50s (GMT) Finish time: 16h 46m 40s (PDT) - 23h 46m 40s (GMT) Elapsed time: 14d 17h 22m 50s
WORLD RECORD.Transatlantic. Monohull. Any number of crew. Yacht: MariCha 111 Sailed by: Robert W Miller and a crew of 20 Dates: 15th October to 24th October 1998 Elapsed Time: 8days 23hours 59minutes 17seconds.
WORLD RECORD. Dakar to Guadeloupe. Outright record. Any type of vessel, any number of crew. Yacht: 19ft Catamaran "Simac" Sailed by: Hans Bouscholte and Gerard Navarin Dates: 22nd January to 6th February 1999 Elapsed Time: 15days 2hours 26minutes 58seconds
WORLD RECORD 24 Hour Outright Yacht: Playstation. Sailed by: Steve Fossett and a crew of 6. Dates: 26th/27th March. Distance sailed: 580.23 nautical miles.
WORLD RECORD: Miami to New York. Yacht: Explorer Name: Cam Lewis. Bruno Peyron. Dates: 30th May/2nd June 1999. Elapsed time: 2d 22h 50m 16s
WORLD RECORD. Newport to Bermuda. Any type of vessel. Singlehanded. Yacht: Lakota. Sailed by: Steve Fossett Dates: June 2nd to June 4th 1999. Elapsed Time: 1day 16hours 52minutes 24seconds.
Records Noted by Torresen Sailing Site
WORLD RECORD. TransPacific Los Angeles- Honolulu, monohull Yacht: Pyewacket. Sailed by: Roy Disney Dates: July 3rd to July 10th 1999. Elapsed Time: 7 days 11hours 41minutes 27seconds.
WORLD RECORD. San Francisco-Hawaii (Singlehanded Transpac) single handed any type Yacht: Lakota. Sailed by: Steve Fossett Dates: June 1998 Elapsed Time: 7day 22hours 38minutes 24seconds.
WORLD RECORD. Fort Lauderdale- Montego Bay (Montego Bay, Jamaica Race) Any Yacht: Lakota. Sailed by: Steve Fossett Dates: February 1999 Elapsed Time: 2day 20hours 8minutes 5seconds.
WORLD RECORD. Annapolis-Newport, RI crewed monohull Yacht: Chessie Racing. Sailed by: George Collins Dates: June 1999 Elapsed Time: 1day 23hours 45minutes -seconds.
WORLD RECORD. Charleston-Cape Town (Around Alone Leg 1) Singlehanded Monohull Yacht: Group 4. Sailed by: Mike Golding Dates: September/October 1998 Elapsed Time: 34days 18hours 54minutes 44seconds.
WORLD RECORD. Falmouth-Charleston Singlehanded Monohull Yacht: Fila. Sailed by: Giovanni Soldini Dates: July 1998 Elapsed Time: 21days 17hours 7minutes 20seconds.
WORLD RECORD 24 Hour monohull, singlehanded Yacht: Somewhere. Sailed by: Marc Thiercelin Dates: February 11 1999 Distance sailed: 392.3 nautical miles.
WORLD RECORD St. Malo-Guadeloupe (Route de Rhum) Yacht: Primagaz Sailed by: Laurent Bourgnon Dates: November 1998 Elapsed Time: 12days 8hours 41minutes 6seconds.
WORLD RECORD Chicago- Mackinac Outright Yacht: Stars and Stripes Sailed by: Steve Fosset + Crew Dates: July 1998 Elapsed Time: days 18hours 50minutes 15seconds.
WORLD RECORD Round the World, 4 Stops Charleston SC to Charleston SC (Around Alone) Yacht: Fila Sailed by: Giovanni Soldini Dates: September 1998- May 1999 Elapsed Time: 116 days 20 hours 7minutes 59seconds.