24 hours record
907 miles for Bidégorry’s 40m-long trimaran
Groupama 3 and then Banque Populaire V break the 800 nm barrier
samedi 1er août 2009 –
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Banque Populaire information : "This night Saturday August 1st, 2:00 (Paris hour), whereas Banque Populaire V had a 186.2 miles lead over the time of reference over the North Atlantic with high speeds registered to 44.1 knots (the highest speed recorded on board since the 40m long trimaran was launched in August 2008) and an average speed of 38.9 knots on the last 4 hours. Pascal Bidégorry and his men attacked at the same time another record, the longest distance covered in 24 hours.
This August 1 at 2:00 (French hour), the score was done : 827.8 nautic miles at the average speed of 34,49 knots. This was pulverizing the record established by Groupama 3 in 2007. At 5:00 (French hour), Banque Populaire V again broke the record while having covered the distance of 863 miles and 1 hour later, the 872 miles were registered !"
Pascal Bidégorry was joined at once on the telephone by his media team, equal to himself…
You have recorded the longest distance covered in 24 hours ?
Pascal Bidégorry : “Yeah yeah, I know yeah ! At the moment we are sailing at 44 knots and we are on track to try to improve it. But we trye to stabilize speed around 40 knots because beyond that made fear ! We have already registered more than 46 knots, it is impressive ! I did not close the eye of the night because it is necessary to anticipate.”
Just before midday (french hour), the Banque Populaire announces another record. Better than the 800 nm barrier broken during the night, it is the 900 nm in 24 hours that has been broken. The mega trimaran has covered 907 milles at the fabulous average speed of 37.79 knots... Next step : 40 knots of average speed over 24 hours ?
The race is not finished. The two machines always slip by towards the Cape Lizard to try to grant the record of the Atlantic… For the moment, the advantage goes to the mega blue trimaran agaisnt the maxi green trimaran…
The best distances covered in 24 hours
1854 : Champion of the Sea (USA) monohull 67.50 metres = 467 miles
1984 : Formule Tag (CAN), catamaran 24.40 metres (Mike Birch) = 512.5 miles
1987 : Fleury Michon 8 (FRA), trimaran 22.80 metres (Philippe Poupon) = 517 miles
1990 : Jet Services V (FRA), catamaran 22.80 metres (Serge Madec) = 522.73 miles
1994 : Lyonnaise des Eaux (FRA), trimaran 22.50 metres (Olivier de Kersauson) = 524.63 miles
1994 : Primagaz (FRA), trimaran 18.24 metres (Laurent Bourgnon) = 540 miles
1994 : Explorer (FRA), catamaran 25.65 metres (Bruno Peyron) = 547.3 miles
1999 : PlayStation (USA), catamaran 32.90 metres (Steve Fossett) = 580.23 miles
2000 : Club Med (NZL), catamaran 33.50 metres (Grant Dalton) = 625.7 miles
2001 : Club Med (NZL), catamaran 33.50 metres (Grant Dalton) = 655.2 miles
2001 : PlayStation (USA), catamaran 37.90 metres (Steve Fossett) = 687.17 miles
2002 : Maiden 2 (GBR), catamaran 33.50 metres (Cahalan-Darvelid-Thompson) = 694.78 miles
2004 : Orange II (FRA), catamaran 36.60 metres (Bruno Peyron) = 706.2 miles
2006 : Orange II (FRA), catamaran 36.60 metres (Bruno Peyron) = 766.8 miles
2007 : Groupama 3 (FRA), trimaran 31.50 metres (Franck Cammas) = 794 miles
2009* : Groupama 3 (FRA), trimaran 31.50 metres (Franck Cammas) = 841 miles (35.04 knots)
2009* : Banque Popualire V (FRA), trimaran 40 metres (Pascal Bidégorry) = 907 miles (37.79 knots)
* To be registered by the WRSSC
Source Welcome Onboard / www.cammas-groupama.com