New record for Jules Verne around-the-world trophy

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  1. troy2000
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    BREST, France - French skipper Loick Peyron set an around-the-world sailing record in the Jules Verne Trophy, beating the old mark by nearly three days to win the race for the first time.

    Peyron and his jubilant Banque Populaire V crew arrived late Friday night in the French seaport of Brest in a time of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes, 53 seconds.

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/45914221/ns/sports-other_sports/
     
  2. Yobarnacle
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    Thats fast! That's how long it takes me just from New Orleans to Port Harcourt Nigeria on tow.
     
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