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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Banque Populaire Create Multihull Race Record in Rolex Fastnet Race

August 15, 2011

The French 140 foot trimaran Maxi Banque Populaire (FRA) skippered by Loick Peyron has set a new outright multihull race record for the Rolex Fastnet Race when she reached Plymouth this evening at 19:48:46, for an elapsed time of 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (32 hrs, 48 mins), and with an average speed around the course of 18.5 knots.
Photo: Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex
In the process, skipper Loick Peyron broke the race record of 1 day, 16 hours, 27 minutes he previously set in 1999 aboard his 60 foot trimaran Fujcolor (FRA).

Maxi Banque Populaire holds the world record for the most number of miles covered by a sailing boat in one day - 908.2 miles, roughly one and a half times the length of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

Lulu Roseman

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