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Top 10 Sailing Speed Records Sorted by Average Speed

 

Route or Race Distance Boat Speed Date Time Type Ft/Met. Skipper Country

Marseille-Carthage

458

Pierre I er

20.66

8.91

22 h 9 m 56 s

T

60/18.29

Florence Arthaud

FRA

Transatlantic W to E

2925

Jet Services V

18.62

6.90

6 d 13 h 3 m

C

75/22.80

Serge Madec

FRA

Marseille-Carthage (monohull)

458

Grand Mistral

17.79

10.95

1 d 5 h 7 m 15 s

S

80/24.4

Marc Pajot

FRA

Chicago-Mackinac

333

Stars and Stripes

17.68

7.98

19 H 50 M 50 S

C

60/18.29

Steve Fossett

USA

Newport, CA-Ensenada

125

Lakota

16.47

2.96

7 h 35 m 30 s

T

60/18.29

Steve Fossett

USA

Long Beach- Cabo San Lucas

804

Lakota

15.76

11.95

2 d 2 h 59 m 49s

T

60/18.29

Steve Fossett

USA

Newport-Bermuda (Outright)

635

Lakota

15.49

6.99

1 d 18 h 51 S

T

60/18.29

Steve Fossett

USA

Quebec-St. Malo

2897

Fujicolour II

15.3

7.96

7d 20h 24m 43 s

T

60/18.29

Loick Peyron

FRA

Transatlantic W to E (powered sails)2925

2925

Phocea

14.96

7.88

8 d 3 h 29 m

S

244/74.37

Bernard Tapie

FRA

Fastnet (bienial race)

605

Fujicolour

14.96

8.99

1 d 16 h 27 m

T

60/18.29

Loick Peyron

FRA