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New Solo Sailing Record, 682 miles in 24 hours!

by Kurt Hoehne

With all the Frenchmen out there in multihulls trying to break records, some of the records are sure to fall. Look for more details from Peter Marsh on this site. In the meantime, wow. Release from sponsor Banque Populaire.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 – 10:00

Armel Le Cléac’h aboard the Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire Solo VII has improved this morning at 1:15, its own distance record for sailing 682 miles solo in 24 hours. Yesterday at 16 am, he brought set this record at 677 . The record is 15.8 miles more than the distance traveled by Francis Joyon in February 2013.

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This high performance comes exactly one year after his second place in the Vendée Globe round the world non-stop Solitaire, only 3:17 minutes and 12 seconds behind the winner François Gabart an unforgettable event. Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire Solo VII continues to sail the the Discovery Route between Cadiz (Spain) and San Salvador (Bahamas). This morning, the skipper is 370 miles ahead of the reference path. The wind has weakened in the mid-Atlantic (20 knots anyway). Armel will likely jibe during the day to get the most out of this powerful giant trimaran. This new record is now pending by the World Sailing Speed ​​Record Council. The record for the 3884 miles Route Discovery is held by Francis Joyon since February 2013, at 8d 16h 07 ’05”, or a 18.66 knots average …

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