Banque Populaire V-Jules Verne Record Attempt- 11/21/11

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Boston

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    congratulations guys on a great race. Smooth as silk from what I gathered

    cheers
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  2. Gary Baigent
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    Doug, you missed THAT! You're slipping, mate. It's been obvious from the very beginning - also on numbers of the ORMA boats too, going back a decade and a half, maybe more, plus Groupama 3.
     
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    From Sailing anarchy

    new time for the Jules Verne Trophy is 45d 13h 42m 53s

    The official site seems to be a bit overloaded
     
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    BLOODY HELL MAN That's fast - They've done it. WOW Imaging averaging 32 kts for over 24 hrs - now that really is moving. Amazing they didn't get a ticket for speeding. Sure wish Doug, Steve or Gary would design me a 40' or 45' version - so I could go cruising. How about it guys? Any takers?? Congratulations to them. Ciao, james

    45 - 13 - 42 - 53
    WOW
     
  6. Doug Lord
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    You got me ,Gary! I knew USA 17 canted the mast and other big boats like Ormas-I sure missed BP5 doing it. Why isn't done routinely on boats under 30'-seems like it would be fairly simple. Why not on multies under 20'?
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    Congratulations to BP 5!!!!!
     
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    My thanks to everyone on this forum that have provided translations and extra video's,they have certainly enhanced my spectating of this event.
    Absolutly stunning.What an achievement.
    Cheers
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    Banque Populaire V !

    How big is 130'? This big:

    click on image from front page SA-
     

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    Morning Doug. Just how big can I print WOW. It is just SUCH a boat ! ! !

    Now back to a question (read as friendly but also for-real one)

    When might - in all your spare time (ah ha ha) you, Steve & Gary get together & design me a 40' to 45' version - so I can go cruising????
    PLEASE, oh Please. Promis I'll take y'all for a sail, honest!!!!!

    Also from me - thanks to everyone for all the 'feeds' on BP-5. The 'sailing anarchy' video of - a complete tour of the boat - is without doubt the best insite to BP-5 (or any boat - for that matter) that I've ever seen.

    Thanks to 'S-A' for the presentation & I sure hope they keep us informed with BP-5's continued sailing.

    Thanks again everyone. I really enjoyed it & learned a whole lot also.

    Now back to real matters - can I please win a $300 million dollar lotto - so I can get one of those - just to play at cruising. Yeh - right - ha ha NOT likely in 100 life times BUT - all sailors live in hope. Ciao, james fab 2012 to y'all.
     
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    "Ciao, james fab 2012 to y'all."
    LOL James. :D
    And the same to you. :cool:
     
  11. Gary Baigent
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    Here you are James, cruising 40 main hull - but I take no resposibility; the last is the float
     

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    G'day 'Corley' Wow - 60' x 8 tonne X WOW !!!! What do you think it costs?

    IT sure is a wow-factor boat. Oh my golly gosh. Ciao, james

    Thanks Doug for the drawings - but I'll need far more education to understand them.

    & thanks - young fella. To U too. jj
     
  14. Corley
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    Translation originally posted by "Laurent" on SA's Ocean Racing Forum

    One last quick translation; this is the analysis by Marcel Van Triest, I found it here:

    http://www.voile.banquepopulaire.fr/Maxi-Trimaran-Banque-Populaire-V/Banque-Populaire-V-nouveau-detenteur-du-Trophee-Jules-Verne-7098.html#suite

    I did not find any place on the web to get to re-runs of the arrival in Brest.

    Here is what Marcel Van Triest, landbased navigator says:
    " Down to Cape of Good Hope, everything unfolded correctly, with forecasted weather, and wind all the time. The Indian Ocean is often the tough part in a RTW record; not this time, everything went OK for us. There was no ice, so we could dive deep South, and even pass South of the Kerguelen Island, which is fairly uncommon with this type of boat. On the East of the Kerguelens, we got some ice but the weather situation allowed us to go way up North without any problem. So far, so good.
    After that, the Pacific Ocean was complicated, hesitating between going deep South in very rough seas, or catching a low pressure system coming from Australia. It went OK, but it was already a bit complicated. Then, we got into this huge ice zone in South Pacific, and for the first time, a weather system that did not help us.
    We had to accept it and sail around a huge ice zone, but we still agreed to go in a zone with a few icebergs. We could take the risk because we were sailing upwind, in December, or in other words, right into the South Hemisphere summer, so we had 23 hours of daylight per day.
    It was still very complicated to manage all of that. When sailing in those areas and watching for ice, you are almost blind; and in this case, I am the one-eyed guy!! (he means that with all the new satellite services, he knew more about the ice than what they could possibly see on board; there is a saying in French to explain that you may not know quite enough, but by simply knowing more than anybody else, you're the boss, you are the one that everybody depends on: "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont rois". In the kingdom of blind people, one-eyed guys are kings!)
    I knew too much to ignore it and not enough to stay relaxed...
    We then got stuck behing that famous ridge, and even with Banque Populaire V, we could not punch through. We really tried 3 times to pass it, but it was like a wall, and the only thing we could do was to sail South, along that wall.

    South Atlantic went really, really well. On the way back, we did a few tacks that may not have been necessary; that may be the only thing I have to regret. On the North Atlantic part, there were a lot more miles to sail, but it was a fairly straight forward decision.

    We are happy of what we have done with the weather we got. I thought for a long time that we could do it below 45 days. With a normal North Atlantic weather, we would have done it.

    One day, with all the right set up, I think that it can be done in 40 days."
     

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    I dont know what "Paradox" cost but I can only imagine it as being staggering. The build quality and finishes in the exterior and interior are beautiful the ORMA 60 race boats were always pretty basic and unfinished inside.
     
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