Team illbruck’s 24-hour world speed record has been ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council
The World Sailing Speed Record Council today ratified the world record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours by a monohull set by illbruck Challenge during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race when they achieved a 24-hour run of 484 nautical miles on 29-30 April.
The crew will now receive certificates from the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) acknowledging their achievement. The WSSRC is a Council of sailing’s governing body, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
The World Record will be acknowledged at the prize giving for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on May 23 in La Rochelle. After the record-breaking run, illbruck went on to win leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race from Annapolis, MD, USA to La Rochelle on 9 May and is now a solid eight points ahead of nearest rival, Assa Abloy .
The measurement for the record is made between two GPS positions over any 24-hour period. The 24-hour monohull world record was previously held by Bernard Stamm on the Open 60 Armor Lux with 467.70 nautical miles. The illbruck monohull world record also sets a new V.O. 60 class record, previously held by Team SEB.
Leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race will start from La Rochelle at 1700 local time on 25 May 25. The fleet is expected to arrive in Gothenburg on 31 May 31 after completing this 1,075 nautical mile stage.