516 miles in 24 hours

Virbac Paprec 3, currently lying second in the Barcelona World Race has sailed 516 nautical miles over the past 24 hours, potentially establishing a new speed record for the IMOCA 60 class.

The total of 516.37 miles was calculated as the distance covered by Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) and Loick Peyron (FRA) by Barcelona World Race tracking between 0900h (UTC) on January 21 and 0900h today, January 22 2011. This equates to an average speed of 21.51 knots.

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