Lending Club 2 departs on LA to Honolulu record attempt

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  1. Marmoset
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    stellar!



    Barry
     
  2. Corley
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    Thanks, Corley!
     
  4. Petros
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    so what was their average speed? 3 days, 18 hours LA to Hawaii.
     
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    From point to point is 2215 nautical miles.

    With 90 hrs, you get 24.6 kts point to point.

    As a wild guess, add 15% to account for actual distance traveled and you get an impressive 28.3 kts average boat speed.

    Speaking of impressive, I was looking at the records and I noted that LC2 is already the second fastest boat for average speed (27.41 kts) and passage records. Only BP5 has done better with a 32 kts and a 32.94 kts.
     

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    Lending club 2 is the former French maxi trimaran Banque populaire VII, it has been rented by the current owner to Renault Laplanche .
     
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    Sounds even better if you say "we beat the record by 25%"

    RW
     
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    I knew it was a lease and had sailed under a previous name, but had lost track of what it was previously called.

    From wikipedia, the BP7 was a rename from Groupama 3:
    Banque Populaire VII, formerly Groupama 3, is a sailing trimaran designed for transoceanic record-setting. She is one of the fastest ocean-going sailing vessels in the world and a previous holder of the Jules Verne Trophy. She was skippered by French yachtsman Franck Cammas, with a crew of ten and sponsored by the French insurance company Groupama.

    Interestingly enough, BP7 and Groupama3 are listed as 103 ft and LC2 is listed as 105 ft in the record book.

    I am guessing that there has been an update since earlier campaigns.

    Also interesting is that all of the top positions below are actually just 2 boats with 2 names for the 131 footer and 3 names for the 103/105 footer.
     

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    LOL!!! And there glasses were 3/4 full the whole time!

    Barry
     
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