The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record: World C class record
Yacht: Macquarie Innovation
Name:  Simon McKeon. AUS
Dates:  19th December 2008
Start time: 12:37:54.8
Finish time: 12:38:14.9
Elapsed time: 20.01
Distance: 500 metres
Current: 0.42 kts
Average speed: 48.14 kts
Venue: Sandy Point. AUS

Previous record : 1993: Yellow Pages, Simon Mckeon AUS Sandy Point. AUS : 46.52 kts