Foil-Assisted Groupama Sets Round the World Record!

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Groupama

    Finally back in the lead:
    Current position as of March 16, 2010 (22:00:00 UTC):
    Ahead/behind record: +124.7 nm
    Speed (avg) over past 24 hours: 20.8 knots
    Distance over past 24 hours: 499.0 nm
    Distance to go: 2,338 nm

    Goodluck, guys!
     
  2. sailor2
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 110
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 25
    Location: Europe

    sailor2 Senior Member

    Current position as of March 17, 2010 (22:00:00 UTC):
    Ahead/behind record: + 611,00 nm
    Speed (avg) over past 24 hours: 23,9 Knots
    Distance over past 24 hours: 573,1 nm
    Distance to go: 1 768 nm
    Distance to go change in latest 24h = 2338nm - 1768nm = 570nm

    This time 573,1 just happened to be close to 570nm, but usually those numbers are very different, as the distance covered in 24h is usually not almost directly towards the finish line as it just happened to be now !!!

    That means you have to calculate the distance yourself, and not just copy it from the site in order to see how well they are doing.

    An example of that :
    460,7 nm covered in 24h, but only 349 nm towards the finish in the same time period !!!
    On average that means over 40degs off the course has been sailed to get only 349 towards the mark from actual 460,7 distance moved at the same time. That happens when weather isn't co-operating, but it's it's much beter now !
    They'll beat the record if nothing breaks by days.
     
  3. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Groupama

    from Scuttlebutt3/18/10:

    Current position as of March 18, 2010 (22:00:00 UTC):
    Ahead/behind record: +990.5 nm
    Speed (avg) over past 24 hours: 25.1 knots
    Distance over past 24 hours: 601.4 nm
    Distance to go: 1,187 nm
    Data: http://cammas-groupama.geovoile.com/julesverne/positions.asp?lg=en
    Map: http://cammas-groupama.geovoile.com/julesverne/index.asp?lg=en

    * After their start on January 31, 2010, Franck Cammas and his nine crew on
    the 103-foot Groupama 3 must cross finish line off Ushant, France before
    March 23rd (06:14:57 UTC) to establish a new time for the Jules Verne Trophy
    (21,760 nm) for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of
    yacht with no restrictions. Current record holder is Bruno Peyron and crew,
    who in 2005 sailed Orange 2 to a time of 50 days, 16 hours, and 20 minutes
    at an average of 17.89 knots.
    -----------
    Looking good!
     
  4. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Record -almost!

    Speed 30 knots @ 3:13 EDT, dis to go 76 miles-go GA!
     
  5. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    great thread and best of luck to Groupama

    B
     
  6. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    very close!

    5:12 EDT: speed 28.8 knots dis: 18.5 miles !! Fantastic.....
     
  7. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Groupama #1 !!

    Record Broken!!!!

    Groupama: 48d 7h 44m 52s

    Orange: 50d 16h 20m 4s

    Congratulations Team Groupama!!!!


    Note that this is the first hydrofoil assisted sailboat to set a world circumnavigation record!
    =====================================================================================
    I want to thank Jeff for changing the title of this thread in honor of Groupama's tremendous accomplishment!
     
  8. yipster
    Joined: Oct 2002
    Posts: 3,486
    Likes: 96, Points: 58, Legacy Rep: 1148
    Location: netherlands

    yipster designer

    i would take a few years but yes in 48 days they do it

    Groupama 3 Wins the Jules Verne Trophy

    Saturday 20 March 2010 at 21H 40M 45S (TU) Groupama 3 skippered by Franck Cammas with his crew of 9 crossed the finish line between the Lizzards and Ushant, winning the coveted Jules Verne Trophy.

    Congratulations to Franck Cammas and the all team for this incredible record...



    The records around the world - Jules Verne Trophy :

    Bruno Peyron - Explorer in 1993 : 79 jours 06h 15mn 10s
    Peter Blake - Enza in 1994 : 74 jours 22h 17mn 22s
    Olivier de Kersauson - Sport-Elec in 1997 : 71 jours 14h 18mn 08s
    Bruno Peyron - Orange in 2002 : 64 jours 08h 37mn 24s
    Olivier de Kersauson - Geronimo in 2004 : 63 jours 13h 59mn 46s
    Bruno Peyron - Orange II in 2005 : 50 jours 16h 20mn 04s
    Franck Cammas - Groupama 3 in 2010 : 48 jours 07h 44mn 52s
     
  9. sailor2
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 110
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 25
    Location: Europe

    sailor2 Senior Member

    What's the new record between equator and the finish line between the Lizzards and Ushant ?

    My prediction is that record will be the same after 10 years, but Jules Verne will not.

    That record up the atlantic is propably MUCH harder to beat than jules verne record, which just might fall when BP5 gets on it ...

    Interesting that everytime Bruno Peyron has improved the record, it was smashed by around a week of difference in elapsed time, and when anybody else improves it, it's only done by days.
     
  10. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,679
    Likes: 344, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    From Scuttllebutt today:

    The World Sailing Speed Record Council announced the ratification of a new
    outright Round the World record, set by Franck Cammas (FRA) and a crew of 9
    onboard the 103-foot trimaran 'Groupama 3'. From January 31, 2010 to March
    20, 2010, Cammas covered the 21,760 nm course in 48 days 7 hours 44 minutes
    52 seconds (18.76 knots avg. speed). The previous record set in 2005 of 50
    days 16 hours 20 minutes 4 seconds was held by skipper Bruno Peyron (FRA)
    onboard 'Explorer'.
    -- http://www.sailspeedrecords.com
     

  11. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    three cheers to Groupmama

    but somehow I suspect old Bruno is breathing down there necks again
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.