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    Posted: 01 Aug 09 at 12:24am

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2007 "Groupama 3" 103 ft Tri, Franck Cammas FRA, 794nm, 33.08 kts

 

Holey smelly stuff....

Looks like it might go even further tonight.  Somone on SA says they have done 813.  Just bonkers!!!

 


 

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 09 at 6:57am
How does 841 miles averaging 35.04 knots sound???!!!

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=147890

And they think they're going to go even faster!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 09 at 8:35am
And if you think that's good, Banque Populaire V has smashed this new record covering 872 miles at well over 36 knots!
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Ah but an albacore would be faster!!
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900 in one day - I got to get me one of those!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 09 at 7:33pm

Originally posted by Phil eltringham

900 in one day - I got to get me one of those!

While you are at the loony boat shop, could you pick one up for me please.

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Bank Populaire 5 increased the record to 907Nm in 24hrs, thats a 37.79knot average.

They also smashed the transatlantic record.
3days 15hours 25minutes and 30seconds
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 11:39am

Just to put it in wider context: It is also the 5th fastest atlantic crossing in history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Riband (including Branson's crossing which is ommitted, unless there are some military crossing we don't know about)

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