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Trimaran Banque Populaire V

Loïck Peyron and crew have broken the Round Britain and Ireland record

Saturday 9 July 2011Christophe Guigueno

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Last night (french hour) at 11:06 pm, Loïck Peyron and his 12 men crew have crossed the finishing line of the Round Britain and Ireland record Record #sailingrecord at Lizard cape. The new skipper of the 40m long trimaran Banque Populaire V adds a new record Record #sailingrecord in the way to break next winter the Jules Verne Trophy Jules Verne Trophy #TropheeJulesVerne .

"This record Record #sailingrecord helped me in discovering the trimaran" said Peyron. "We worked in a "round the world" way of sailing".

Peyron and his crew (Juan Vila, Kevin Escoffier, Xavier Revil, Florent Chastel, Frédéric Le Peutrec, Emmanuel Le Borgne, Billy Besson, Jean-Baptiste Levaillant , Yvan Ravussin, Brian Thompson, Thierry Chabagny, Pierre-Yves Moreau) have sailed the 2077 nm course (3900 km) in 3d 3h 49min 14s.

They break Sidney Gavignet’ previous record Record #sailingrecord at the helm of Oman Air Majan by one day

Banque Populaire V / FRA times

- 08 July 2011 (waiting for World Speed Sailing Record Council official times)
- 3 days 3 hours 49 minutes 14 secondes
- Distance covered : 2077 milles (3900 km)

Previous records

- Oman Air Majan / FRA (Sidney Gavignet solo) : 4d 15h 9min 27s - august 2010
- Playstation / USA (Steve Fossett and crew) : 4d 16h 9mn 36s - october 2002

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