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WSSR Newsletter No 176. Banque Populaire 5. Transatlantic and 24 hours 06/08/09

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new World Records, both by Banque Populaire 5.

Record: Outright Transatlantic

Yacht: Banque Populaire 5

Name: Pascal Bidegorry FRA and 11 crew members

Dates: Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2009

Start time: 22;47;42 UTC on 29/07/09

Finish time: 14;13;30 UTC on 02/08/09

Elapsed time: 3 days 15 hours 25 minutes and 48 seconds

Distance: 2880 M

Average speed: 32.94 kts

Previous record: "Groupama 3" Franck Cammas FRA, Jul 07, 4d 3h 57m 54s

 

Record: Outright 24 hour record

Yacht: Banque Populaire 5

Name: Pascal Bidegorry FRA and 11 crew members

Dates: Friday 31st July to Saturday 1st August 2009

Start position: 45 19.69' N; 48 52.29' W @ 10.15 hrs 31 /07/09

Finish position: 49 52.32'N; 27 21.89'W @10.15 hrs 01/08/09

Distance: 908.2 M

Average speed: 37.84 kts

Previous record: "Groupama3" Franck Cammas FRA, Jul 07, 794 M, 33.08 kts

 

 

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