- Ian Lipinski
- 7:17:50:47 day(s):hour(s):minute(s):second(s)
- United Kingdom ()
The fastest time to sail around Great Britain and Ireland in a 40-ft-or-under sailboat is 7 days 17 hours 50 minutes and 47 seconds, achieved by Ian Lipinski (France) aboard the offshore Class-40 yacht Crédit Mutuel. Lipinski set off on his single-handed sail from Cape Lizard in Cornwall on 2 July 2020 at 4:21 GMT and crossed the virtual finish line at 22:12 GMT on 9 July, having achieved an average speed of 9.54 knots (17.66 km/h; 10.97 mph).
Lipinski broke the absolute around-Britian record set in 2018 by Phil Sharp and his crew by more than 10 hours. The total distance covered was c. 1,976 nautical miles (3,659.5 km; 2,273.9 miles). The timings were ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council.