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New Round-the-World Record
Janine
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 11:42 PM
Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 392


Forty-five days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. That’s what it took for 40-meter maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V to capture the record for non-stop global circumnavigation. On January 6, 2012, after six weeks at sea, the crew crossed the Jules Verne Trophy finish line near Brest, France, beating the prior record — set by Groupama 3 — by more than two and a half days. Brian Thompson, one of 13 crewmembers on board Banque Populaire V captained by Frenchman Loïck Peyron, took home a second record, one only he can claim. Thompson is the first Brit to circumnavigate the world, non-stop, four times.

 

 


Graeme
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:39 PM
Joined: 11/10/2010
Posts: 4


Très cool.

Can't do that with fossil fuels. 26.5 k average Non stop!



 
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