Saturday, 9 July 2011

Record du Tour des Iles Britanniques : Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V on Target for 3 days and 3 hours

Banque Populaire V set to pulversise the Round Britain and Ireland Sailing Record time

Banque Populaire V. Image copyright B. Stichelbaut/BPCE

by SailRaceWin

The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V is approaching Cornwall and her starting point of the Lizard peninsula. She is currently doing 29.8 knots with 120 nautical miles left to sail.

Loick Peyron (right), skipper of Banque Populaire V, en route around the British Isles. Image copyright BPCE.

It appears that the maxi trimaran, skippered by Loick Peyron, will cross the finishing line off the Lizard at about 9pm local time in the UK tonight, around 3 days and 3 hours after setting off on her record attempt around the British Isles.

On board Banque Populaire V during the round Britain and Ireland record attempt. Image copyright BPCE

The current record time for the course, set last August by Sidney Gavignet sailing solo aboard the A100 trimaran Oman Air Majan, is 4 days 15 hours 9 minutes and 27 seconds, so Banque Populaire V is set to break this by a day and a half (36 hours); an incredible feat!

Banque Populaire V