Banque Populaire VII on standby for Route of Discovery attempt

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    ^^^

    Were I Joyon,
    I'd be asking for an appearance fee to be paid
    before having to turn up in all these races.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    BPVII is on standby but not in Cadiz not sure where it's berthed.

    edit their latest entry:

    Apresun two days, Maxi Solo Bank Populaire VII conveyor, with at its bordArmel Le Cléac ' h and five crew, docked around 8 p.m. in Eastport Vilamoura (Portugal). This officially launches the start of the stand-by latentative of the record of the Route de la Découverte between Cadiz and San El Salvador pourArmel Le Cléac ' h.
     
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    ^^^

    The boat is in Vilamoura just up the coast, according to their Facebook info.

    There's a nice club there with swimming pools and a good kitchen... Nothing like the rathole of Cadiz.

    ;)
     
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    From their website:

    Armel Le Cléac ' h left Vilamoura pontoon around 13 h to reach the departure area of the record of the road of discovery off the coast of Cadiz (Portugal). Crossing line should be between 6 p.m. and midnight. You will be at the rendezvous on? # GO # VoileBP
     
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    ^^^

    According to their last tweet he improved on that already; 682 miles.
     
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    Currently about 520nm ahead of the reference position with what appears to be pretty good conditions for the final approach to San Salvador.
     

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    Armel le Cleac'h absolutely smashed the record even bettering the time set by Groupama3 in crewed format and only about 9 hours behind Spindrift 2's recently set crewed record.

    Here is the link to the original press release:

    http://www.voile.banquepopulaire.fr...-record-pour-Banque-Populaire-9941.html#suite

    and the rough bing translate:


    New record for Banque Populaire!

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:06 pm

    The record of the Route de la Découverte was literally exploded in less than a week by The Maxi Trimaran Solo Bank Populaire VII since the time of solitaire reference between Cadiz (Spain) and San El Salvador (Bahamas) has improved over a day and a half: 6 d 23 h 42' 18 "! Armel Le Cléac ' h loop thus his third record after the Mediterranean and the distance covered in 24 hours (682 miles). Impressions of Armel Le Cléac ' h shortly after his arrival...

    « This 3 884 mile course somewhat divided into three parts with a start quite tense for the Canary, one half of the Atlantic very muscular with over 30 knots of wind and a more technical end with the gybes. The passage of Gran Canaria was delicate with seas but then I found my rhythm and the right settings which allowed me to break the record for distance in 24 h (682 miles)! "In the end it is a good average, but in addition to the solo record, I improve time to the boat that Franck Cammas had conducted with a crew on this course... . indicated Armel Le Cléac ' h.

    An exceptional time

    « Get down under the bar of the week, it's great! We start the year to celebrate 25 years of partnership of Banque Populaire: two new records. I have taken the pace on this route as long as a Route du Rhum: I'm not too tired, optimizations of the boat work well, I well anticipated manoeuvres which are always very long and very rears and I no nothing broke important on board. »

    At an average of 23,16 knots, this record is the second best of all time!

    « The team of Banque Populaire awaits me on the spot because the arrival is not easy with a great boat: we will stand at anchor until Sunday and returning to Lorient in the wake. A new crossed over North Atlantic... And always a good workout for the Route du Rhum at the end of the year. The next deadline, this is the record for crossing the Atlantic: the bar is very high! »

    The record of Armel Le Cléac ' h

    -3 884 depressor miles covered in 6 d 23 h 42' 18 "to an average of 23,16 knots

    -Actual distance travelled: 4 271 miles to 25.47 knots average speed

    -Departure before Cádiz Thursday, January 23 at 8 pm, arrival on Thursday, January 30 at 19 h 39' 17 "

    The best times in crew1988: Serge Madec (Jet Services V) in 12d 12 h 30 m 27 s

    2000: Grant Dalton & Bruno Peyron (Club Med) in 10 d 14 h 53 m 44 s

    2003: Steve Fossett (PlayStation) in 9 d 13 h 30 m 18s

    2007: Franck Cammas (Groupama 3) in 7 d 10 h 58 min 53 s

    2013: Dona Bertarelli & Yann Guichard (Spindrift 2) in 6 d 14 h 29 min 21 s


    The best times in solitaire2004: Francis Joyon (IDEC) in 11 d 3 h 17 min 20s

    2005: Thomas Coville (Sodeb'o ' O) in 10 d 11 h 50 m 20 s

    2008: Francis Joyon (IDEC) in 9 d 20 h 32 min 23 s

    2013: Francis Joyon (IDEC) in 8 d 16 h 07 min 05 sec

    2014: Armel Le Cléac ' h (Bank popular VII) in 6 d 23 h 42' 18 "
     
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