Jules Verne Trophy
Loïck Peyron : "We crossed the equator line at full speed"
Friday 30 December 2011 –
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"We crossed the equator line at full speed Speed #speedsailing " said Loïck Peyon. "We are sailing at 35 knots on a flat sea. It is great sailing. The trimaran does not suffers and people on board no more. Everybody is happy, especially the young Cape-Horners. Hello again Northern hemisphere ! This record Record #sailingrecord is really going well. This record Record #sailingrecord will be hard to broke but this is still possible and that is the good news..."
From equator to equator, Banque Populaire V’s crew established a new record (to be validated by the WSSRC). With 32 days, 11 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds, the sailed more than one day faster than did Loïck’s brother, Bruno, aboard the catamaran Orange 2 in 2005.
Sailing at an average speed Speed #speedsailing of 26,31 knots from their start, the 14 guys still have one week to sail to reach Ushant and establish the new Jules Verne Trophy Jules Verne Trophy #TropheeJulesVerne record.
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