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

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  1. Corley
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    translated by Kalimotxo on SA's Ocean Racing Forums unfortunately the video is subscriber only so I wont post it but thought there was some interesting information anyway.

    visite-de-banque-populaire-v-episode-2-pont-et-greement
    by PYM and Loïc Le Bras

    00:18 Second Episode about the rigging. Here we are on the tennis court: Did you spend any sparetime here?
    No. Maybe in the doldrums...

    00:42 We did check the rigging, the structure three times while circumnavigating. On the equator, down south and coming back up.

    00:50 There are about twenty partitions in the float.

    01:00 Here we see a set of spare battens. Not a single batten broke. The set weighs sixty kilos. A bit annoying even considering total weight of 25 tonnes.

    01:20 Here we have the beautiful foil somewhere between 300 – 400 kilos? Yes.
    We did not impale anything. Two times we hit little things. But unlike last time. [first try at jules verne trophy]

    01:35 Last time we damaged the dagger-board. So we had to cut it in two pieces. We did damage the mast though. The repair was done by Yvan. Noticed deformation; wasn`t too important but made us worry. [Describes reinforcement of stratification]

    02:10 Mast weighs about 2.5 tons; rests on greased ball with 80 tons...
    You can enter the mast; part of general check done by Florent Chastel to check the structure, ports.... up to the top in 45 meters. Sometimes it is better to be inside than outside. If you don`t suffer from claustrophobia that is...

    03:00 The sails are impeccable. Yes, only broke one batten in the solent [working jib].

    03:12 The main sail is still the original one. Headsails are second set after many miles in four years(First Try, circumnavigation, atlantic crossing, Round Britain and Ireland, Fastnet, Training, Med crossing; around 70.000 miles).

    03:45 Repair of furling wheel: Next episode: Interior
     
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    Another interior video from Banque Populaire not as extensive but they have decent light this time. The French have some great ideas in laying out their boats. BP5 is very minimalistic but everything has its place particularly like the seaboot compartment really good thinking. I can see how little things like that increase the ergonomics of being on board and reduce exhaustion. Video posted by "Umpire" on SA's Ocean Racing Forums

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja4tDeVSAlk



    Translation by 'Laurent' on SA's Ocean Racing Forums

    It's Kevin Escoffier who is leading the visit. Nothing fundamentally new, but it is easier to see with light, indeed...

    "
    Welcome aboard Banque Populaire V for the visit of the boat below deck.
    We are now inside the boat, where each section is about 2 meters long. Here we are in the wet area of the boat, this is were we do the transition between the outside and the sleeping area or for eating. So we have the stand-by bunks where the stand-by shift can rest, but in foul weather gear, ready to go on deck. We each have a small box, with our number, where we store our safety gear. We have the foul weather gear cabinet, where we try to dry them or at least try to warm them up a bit. And below this cover, we have a boots heater! Some help to increase the comfort on board. We call it the wet zone obviously, because when you get into these boats, it's 100% moisture level.

    We are now in the galley, with the cooker and another standby bunk, and also the world map so everybody can remember where we are during the record (!!! )

    We are now in the sleeping area of Banque Populaire, where are the 4 bunks that the 12 crew members share. It's what we call the hot bunk system, since the same bunk is shared by 3 people, and we just have our individual sleeping bag. So this zone is black, it's uncoated carbon, for 2 reasons, no paint means less weight, and it helps to sleep better...We are right underneath the mast, and it's the last of the 3 zones where the whole crew spends time. Let me now bring you to the last area of banque Populaire V, which is the most private one...

    So we are now in the toilets, and this is the area of the daggerboard trunk as well.... We put some paint here, to try to help to keep it clean... Let's continue the visit.

    We are now in the last area of the boat, last but not least, since this is the "command center", the nav station, with all the communication systems, the electrical panel, the electronic nav station, which gives us all the weather data, and this is here that Pascal Bidegorry, the skipper, and Juan Vila the navigator can plan the route. (this video was posted in November 2010...) That's where they are going to make the decisions to try to beat this Jules Verne Trophy.
    "
     
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    from Scuttlebutt Europe today:

    For The Record

    The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record.
    Record: Outright Around the World.
    Yacht: Banque Populaire 5
    Name: Loick Peyron. FRA and a crew of 13
    Dates: 22nd November 2011 to the 6th January 2012
    Start time: 08; 31; 42 UTC on the 22nd November 2011
    Finish time: 22; 14; 35 UTC on the 6th January 2012
    Elapsed time: 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds
    Distance: 21600 NM
    Average speed: 19.75 kts* (actual based on distance covered about 26kts)
    Comments: Current record: "Groupama 3" Franck Cammas, FRA. Mar 10. 48d 7h 44m 52s

    *Note: the RTW distance is calculated based on a "perfect sphere" as per WSSR rule 26.1a and consequently the average speed is for the great circle distance around the world.

    John Reed
    Secretary to the WSSR Council
     
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    A highlights video covering the Jules Verne Trophy with Banque Populaire V. This version is in HD

    http://vimeo.com/37602884
     
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    Off topic slightly, but slightly interesting:
    Bay of Douarnenez; the runs first started at 10:30 am. 17 competitors: Multi50, 70 foot multihulls and kite surfers, “ I’m impatient to get going,” said Bruno Sroka, kitesurf World champion in 2007 and 2009, three times champion of France, triple victor of World Cup, Europe and France, “The competition is to beat big multihulls and they can make good speed when there is not that much air.”
    17 racer challengers in windsurf, kite and Moth, two MOD 70’s with together the maxi trimaran IDEC of Francis Joyon, eight Multi50’s, three IMOCA’s and five Class40’s.
    Runs took place on a 2.5 mile course in front of the Rosmeur harbour and the rivals could begin their runs whenever they wanted.
    17,86 knots average was the best sound run of Bruno Sroka. two knots less than IDEC, the 33-metre trimaran. More than 250 frantic runs were performed during the day and the quickest boat was the MOD 70 Edmund de Rothschild skippered by Sebastian Josse with an average speed of 27,03 knots.

    MOD 70 : Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, 27,03 knots
    Multi50 : Actual, 21,43
    IDEC : 19,69
    IMOCA : Safran, 14,02
    Class40 : Talanta, 11,63
    Moth : Anthony Rezzoug, 17,75
    Kite : Bruno Sroka, 17,86
    Windsurf : Martin Gaveriaux, 17,37
     
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    Thats really interesting ,Gary-where did you find it?
     
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    interesting how the kite, moth, and windsurfer were all REAL close.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I guess the Kite and Windsurfers just wern't "In The Groove" :rolleyes:
     
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    Makes you wonder how fast the blue beast itself BPV would have gone over the same course.
     
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    ?? Speed

    Gooday bloke. Hard to believe 'BP5' would do over 2 X's wind speed - but I'm sure it's possible - so probably not much in front 'Rothy' but - you just never know - I'm sure they have never 'put the peddal to the metal' yet nor do I think they have ever got 3/4's of the way there. Would sure be interesting - but - oh what a cost if it - went & broke. Ooouch. Good sailing all & go follow your dreams. Ciao, james
     

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    Banque Populaire V easily pulled away from the MOD 70's and the Gitana 77' trimaran in the Fastnet race (they also set a new course record) so I dont think they suffer a power to weight deficit relative to those boats. Your right though they may have only been a couple of knots faster under the conditions at Douarnenez.
     
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