Cowes-St Malo record - unratified
The WSSRC is the world's governing body when it comes to speed sailing records and they are also responsible for keeping the Guinness Book of Records up to date when it comes to sailing records.
"The WSSRC regrets to state that this was an untimed and independent passage and not in accordance with the WSSR rules." says the statement. "It is not therefore subject to WSSRC ratification and the record for a monohull on the Cowes to Dinard route remains credited to Silk Cut sailed by Laurie Smith in a time of 14 hours 48 minutes and 15 seconds, established in July 1999."
However getting the official record may not be a worry for VDH who was trying to establish a new record in order to win the Channel Challenge Trophy that is awarded annually for the fastest monohull and multihull on this course.