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Old 27-11-2012, 11:47   #1
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Banque Populaire V's New RTW record

The thread about passage speeds and this quote in particular:

Originally Posted by Mimsy View Post
I find it hilarious that there is even a discussion which includes both speed and sail boats. Its a sail boat and therefore, inferior in speed to anything that is engine propelled. Want a fast passage? Fly British Air.

I want a boat that is comfortable, forgiving of my mistakes and fun to sail. Anything else is gravy.
Got me thinking. Banque Populaire has averaged over 30 knots across the Atlantic, 26.5 knots RTW.

There really wouldn't be all that many engine driven boats or even ships that have beat that, would there?

British captain, French crew sail world in 46 days -

45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes.

Over 29,000 miles at 26.5 knots average.

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