Lending Club 2 maxi trimaran poised to depart on Newport to Bermuda record attempt

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  1. Corley
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    They have departed about 4 hours into the attempt now and setting a good pace.
     
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    Good pace you say.

    I went to the tracker and "good pace" comes up a little short.

    19th Apr 2015 @ 18:30:35 UTC
    36° 29.59N, 067° 37.90W / Course: 147° @ 31.3 knots
    20°C at 7m above sea level
     
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    The little blue dots on the yellow tracker line are location every 15 minutes. The slowest 15 minute interval I found was 17 kts. Most intervals are above 25 kts and more than a few are above 30 kts.

    It looks like the picked a great launch time with respect to optimum wind. If the wind holds, they will beat the record by a big margin.
     
  6. Corley
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    Lending Club 2 smashes Newport to Bermuda record.

    From Lending Club Sailing:

    They've done it!

    Time subject to ratification from WSSRC stands at 23 hours 9 minutes and 52 seconds.

    That's an incredible average speed of 27 knots.

    WELL DONE GUYS!

    More info coming soon with photos.....
     
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