The World Speed Sailing Record Council makes Leopard's Round Ireland time official

The WSSR Council announced the ratification of a new World Record set by ICAP Leopard during the Round Ireland Race last month. The official time and distance were:

Record: Around Ireland with powered sails (WSSR rule 21c.)
Yacht: Leopard, 30m Monohull
Dates: 22 June – 25 June 2008
Start time: 12:00:00 UTC 22 June 2008
Finish time: 05:48:47 UTC 25 June 2008
Elapsed time: 2 days 17 hours 48 minutes 47 seconds
Distance: 708nm
Average speed: 10.77 knots