When is 800 Miles in a Day Not Good Enough? When Someone Else Does 900.

Breaking records is a risky business. Sometimes, no matter how good you are, there is someone else who can come and take it away from you.

No sooner had Groupama 3 reported an incredible 24 hours of sailing, clocking up 857.5 miles, Banque Populaire V broke through the 900 mile barrier with a distance sailed in 24 hours of 907 miles. To save you doing the maths, 907 miles in 24 hours is an AVERAGE of 37.79 knots!

Both maxi-trimarans, Banque Populaire V and Groupama 3 have crossed the Atlantic in under 4 days, shattering the previous record that had been held by Franck Cammas on Groupama 3.

  • Pascal Bidegorry, on Banque Populaire V crossed in 3 days 15 hours 25 minutes 48 seconds to become the new record holder.
  • Cammas crossed in 3 days 18 hours 12 minutes and 56 seconds, bettering his previous fastest time by 9 hours 44 minutes.