New Groupma Maxi-Tri Record Run

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by brian eiland, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Groupama 3 Rips Miami To New York Record
    June 6 - New York City

    Frenchman Frank Cammas and crew sailed his new 105-ft trimaran Groupama 3 from Miami to New York in just 1 day, 11 hours, an average of 26.77 knots.


    Steve Fossett and crew had averaged 17.57 knots when they set the previous record with the catamaran Playstation.

    Next up for Groupama is an assault on the Atlantic record from New York to Cape Lizard in England, the record for which is currently held by Bruno Peyron
    and the maxi cat Orange II. Cammas and Groupama will have to average almost 29 knots for four days to beat that record.
  2. frosh
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    Sounds to me like given a few more months Frank Cammas, and the new super size Groupama will own almost every distance sailing record. Great effort for the design team and Frank and crew as well. The difference in average speed on the Miama - New York run to Playstation is huge!
    Orange 2 is a more serious contender, however I am confident that they will do the Antlantic run in excess of 30 knots average, given the right weather window of opportunity. The Groupama 105ft. to me, easily looks the ultimate speed design yet conceived, for extremely quick ocean crossings.
    It will take a mountain of money and some hell of a design, to come up with a multi to convincingly beat this Groupama.
  3. charmc
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    charmc Senior Member

    Wow. That is flying.

    Great design and construction, great crew. It's a nice change to read about positive achievements like that.

    Frosh is right, it's hard to conceive of a boat exceeding this one by a significant margin. On the other hand, that what records are about: setting the basis for future achievements.
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