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

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

  1. Gary Baigent
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    When Banque Populaire 5 clocked a steady 40 plus knots setting a new Atlantic record - I think they were close to pedal/metal maximum then, Silver Raven - didn't they reach 46 Knots?
    However updated and lightened Hydroptere for the upcoming Pacific record attempt ... that true flyer, would go okay at Douananez in 15 knots wind - maybe 20 would be better.
    Interesting that in Doug's posting of the same Course au Large piece, over at Sailing Anarchy, has got some of the kiters over there a little defensive - multihulls setting faster speeds in open water and not in an artificial trench. Whoops! Okay, blaze away.

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  2. Corley
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    Looks like their peak speed in the Atlantic record was 47.15 knots. They also set a new 24 hour record of 907nm in a 24 hour period averaging 37.79 knots for 24 hours it makes you think that 1000nm is within reach given the right conditions.
  3. Doug Lord
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    Amazing, isn't it? Some kiters and windsurfers have lost track of where their
    records were actually set.......

  4. Corley
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    Loick Peyron, nominated for sailor of the year award

    It's a google translate so there is some interesting wording but you get the gist:

    Loick Peyron nominated for the title of Sailor of the Year 2012 by the International Sailing Federation!

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 15:00

    Skipper of the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V , winner of the Jules Verne Trophy - round the world crew non-stop and unassisted - last winter in 45j 13h 42mn, Loick Peyron is named for the title of Sailor of the Year 2012 by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The name chosen will be announced on 6th November in Dublin.

    Reward that appointment for one of the most popular French sailors. Only representative of offshore sailing to be named, he will face him a host of Olympic champions Ben Ainslie including English, quadruple gold medalist Olympics.
    Such recognition comes to greet all the determination and tenacity which in fact Loick Peyron proof but also 13 other sailors who accompanied him to victory around the world aboard the Maxi Banque Populaire V. In 2011, the title of Sailor of the Year was awarded to Spaniards Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez, hope that this year the title back to the fastest man round the world.

    The list of nominees 2012

    - Loick Peyron (FRA): record around the world nonstop and crew.
    - Ben Ainslie (GBR): Olympic gold medalist in London Finn World Champion 2012.
    - Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS ): 470 gold medalists at the London Olympics, world champion
    in 2011 and 2012 winners of the World Cup ISAF 2011-2012.
    - Iain Jensen and Nathan Outteridge (AUS): 49er gold medalists London Olympic and world champions
    in 2011 and 2012.
    - Tom Slingsby (AUS): gold medalist in the Laser London Olympics and world champion in 2011 and 2012. Women - Tamara Echegoyen, Angela Pumariega and Sofio Toro (ESP) : gold medal match racing at the Olympics in London. - Helena Lucas (GBR) gold medalist at the Paralympic Games in London 2.4mR Cup winner and the world 2011-2012. - Saskia Sills (GBR): World Champion and European Junior Windsurfing RS: X - Lijia Xu (CHN): Gold medalist in the Laser Radial Olympic Games in London
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