Monday, 30 September 2013

Armel Le Cleach departs on solo multihull record attempt Marseilles to Carthage. Update: attempt abandoned inadequate weather window for record back on standby

From the following entry (in French) on the Banque Populaire VII website:

 It is 13 h 14 min and 50 sec this Sunday that Armel Le ClĂ©ac ' h, the skipper of the Maxi Trimaran Solo Bank Populaire VII raced to try to beat the record for the crossing of the Mediterranean alone. The skipper of the Bank Populaire VII must cover the 458 miles course rallying Marseilles to Carthage in less than 25 hours 36 minutes and 36 seconds.

In a wind of 15 knots and seas, crossing line is made at a speed of 22-23 knots, Armel must demonstrate determination and fighting spirit to overcome the great blue!

* Record held by Thomas Coville (Sodebo). The tracker is here

Banque Populaire VII departs on Marseille to Carthage record attempt, Photo Y.Zedda/BPCE
The note posted up on the postponement and going back on standby for record attempt in Marseille:

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