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World Sailing Speed Record ratified for Phil Sharp

by OceansLab 10 Dec 2019 11:38 GMT 9 December 2019
World Sailing Speed Record ratified © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have officially confirmed a new record for 40ft single-handed Around the Isle of Wight.

Additionally setting a benchmark for the 60ft class to challenge.

Record facts

Record: Around the Isle of Wight. 40ft Singlehanded.
Yacht: "OceansLab" Class 40.
Name: Phil Sharp. GBR
Dates:.1st December 2019
Start time: 08; 24; 39 UTC
Finish time: 13; 29; 43 UTC
Elapsed time: 5 hours 5 minutes and 4 seconds
Distance: 50 nm
Average speed: 9.83 kts
Previous benchmark: "Pixel Flyer" Alex Alley. GBR. June 17. 6h 29m 32s

Find out more about the work of OceansLab, with Phil Sharp, at oceanslab.world where the team apply the power of sport to amplify the message of ocean health.

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