World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has now ratified two outstanding records. Both have been achieved by the 125-foot (38.1m) catamaran PlayStation, owner Steve Fossett (USA) with a mainly American crew. PlayStation soundly smashed the 11-year west-to-east transatlantic record of Jet Services V (Serge Madec, France) which was 6d13h 3m. From Ambrose Light Tower, New York Harbor, to Lizard Point, southwest England (the established course of 96 years), the giant cat took 4d 17h 28m 6s, as WSSRC commissioner Mike Ellison clicked his stopwatch on October 10. This is an average speed of 25.78 knots.