French skipper, Franck Cammas and his nine-men crew onboard their 105 ft trimaran, Groupama 3, has broken the around-the-world sailing record by finishing in 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 55 seconds late Saturday afternoon, March 20 in Brest, France. With achieving this they took the Jules Verne Trophy.
The previous record was set in 2005 by Bruno Peyron and Orange 2. Groupama 3 broke the previous record by 2 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes. Groupama 3 sailed 28,523 miles with an average speed of 24.6 knots.
The boat left Brest on January 31 and sailed around Cape Leewin, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn.
Groupama 3 crew for the Jules Verne Trophy
Franck Cammas, Skipper, watch leader, helmsman
Fred Le Peutrec Head, helmsman, boat manager
Steve Ravussin, watch leader, helmsman
Lionel Lemonchois, Helmsman
Thomas Coville, Helmsman
Loic Le Mignon, Helmsman
Ronan Le Goff, bowman
Bruno Jeanjean, bowman
Jacques CaraĂŤs, bowman
Stan Honey, navigator
News about the record-breaking sail was send over to ExplorersWeb by French skipper Maurice Uguen.
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