Cheyenne's record has been ratified by the World Speed Record Council

John Reed, secretary of the World Speed Record Council, has announced the ratification of Cheyenne’s Round the World, non-stop, crewed, outright record.

Sailed by Steve Fossett and his crew of 11, Cheyenne recorded completed the global challenge (see news story here) in 58 days 9 hours 32 minutes 45 seconds, knocking over five days off the previous record held by Bruno Peyron and Orange. Her average speed was 15.52kts.