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Old 04-12-2011, 04:44   #1
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'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

BP5 is doing the jules verne run and is 1800 mile ahead of the record at this stage. Its averaging 600 mile and better each day with some days approaching the almost mythical 1000 miles. 600 miles a day is what the monos have as a record for a day, these blokes are averaging it.

Go you good thing. (And standby for the usual suspects to be along shortly and tell us why its all wrong)
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Indeed!
Press Releases Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V
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Re: Banque Poplaire V

Factor, how can you possibly twist this into a mono vs. cat theme?

What sailor, regardless of the number of hulls he prefers on his own boat, can fail to have an erection on seeing this:

Quand un Lagoon se prend un vent !

Wow! So that's what life is like at 35 knots. . .
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Re: 'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

C'etait magnifique!

It's helpful to see that boat blast by a "typical" cat at seemingly three times the speed. It's hard to judge otherwise. What a pleasure it must be to race on that thing on a nice day.
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Re: 'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

Would it surprise you if the boat flipped when they are pushing it that hard?
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Factor, how can you possibly twist this into a mono vs. cat theme?

What sailor, regardless of the number of hulls he prefers on his own boat, can fail to have an erection on seeing this:

Quand un Lagoon se prend un vent !

Wow! So that's what life is like at 35 knots. . .
I like this one:



Over 40 kts, looks pretty comfortable. I'd love to know how much breeze there was when the video was taken, there doesn't seem to be any whitecaps around....

This boat AVERAGED 32.9 knots across the atlantic!
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Re: 'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

It can't be all that comfortable. The pictures I've seen, the crew are wearing helmets and body armor. Forty knots in flat conditions is one thing, a whole different story even with relatively small seas. Still, it's an amazingly smooth ride for doing forty knots.

Since it's got three hulls don't we have to divide the days run by 3 to get the adjusted speed???
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Would it surprise you if the boat flipped when they are pushing it that hard?
Yes it would, they are sailing a highly tactical race against themselves, if it goes over the whole jules verne trophy effort is for naught, so whilst its not impossible, the team appear intent on taking advantage of an excellent weather opportunity to smash the RTW record.
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It can't be all that comfortable. The pictures I've seen, the crew are wearing helmets and body armor. Forty knots in flat conditions is one thing, a whole different story even with relatively small seas. Still, it's an amazingly smooth ride for doing forty knots.

Since it's got three hulls don't we have to divide the days run by 3 to get the adjusted speed???
No helmets or body armour in that video, which was taken during the transatlantic record run.

I'd say any protective clothing wouldn't be worn due to comfort concerns though, more to do with concerns about sudden stops from those speeds.

And as I said, in the video, it all looks pretty comfortable even at 40+ knots.

Anyone going to post video of a monohull sailing at 40 knots so we can compare?
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Re: 'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

A 131' LOA multihull can smooth out a lot of waves.
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the chat is a sub 45 day record
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45 days is still on the cards. How incredible. What gifted sailors, tacticians, weather routers boat designers etc etc.

40 days is now the Jules Verne holy grail. To think it wasn't that long ago that 80 was a challenge. (early nineties) now even single handers are doing it in under 60. Got to hand it to the French, they certainly have a wealth of hard sailing talent.

Please Mr Banque Poplaire - come and shadow sail the Sydney to Hobart so the media here can understand what the fastest boats in the world actually look like (the local media kept referring to Wild Oats as the fastest sailing boat on the world).
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Would it surprise you if the boat flipped when they are pushing it that hard?
Well - you have about 4 days left to see if your prediction might come true, perhaps these guys are just good sailors - or maybe the boat is a good design.
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Re: 'Banque Populaire V' Rewriting the Record Book

Certainly an amazing vessel and crew. The scale is astounding and from the videos of the instruments seems to do 150% of true wind speed. I wonder what the cost of such a boat ready to sail would rise to? Dave
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They Have Done IT!

45 days 13 hours 42 min 53s.

Their average speed round the world would see them doing Syd to Hobart in sub 24 hrs, their average speed for the last few days would see them doing Syd Hobart in sub 18 hours. I loved the commitment to their tactics over the last few days when they actually sailed in thewrong direction to be better positioned for the next weather pattern, amazing boat, amazing sailors.

Unbelievable and outstanding, well done.
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