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Old 27-01-2014, 06:20   #1
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The number of the beast is 677

There is a new 24 hour solo record: 677 miles in 24 hours. I continue to be amazed by what these guys are achieving. New one was set by Armel Le Cleac’h on Banque Populaire VII
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Old 27-01-2014, 15:05   #2
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Re: The number of the beast is 677

That's very impressive... and very scary! While I don't worry too much about solo sailors in "normal" yachts which cruise at 4 to 8 knots, or even those that sometimes achieve 10 or so... imagine a collision with a giant multihull which is AVERAGING around 28 knots.

And even these French super sailors must sleep sometimes.

None the less, an astonishing record!

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II self isolating in southern Tasmania for the winter. Brrr...
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