Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Armel Le Cleac'h on Banque Populaire VII claims Transmed record and improves record time by 6 hours 40 mins and 23 seconds

From the following article (in French) on the voile.banqupopulaire.fr website:


and the rough bing translate below:

FLASH arrival: Armel Le Cléac ' h seizes the Mediterranean solo record! *
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 0015
Armel Le Cléac ' h, the skipper of the Maxi Solo Bank Populaire VII, has just returned in the offshore racing history by winning the record for the crossing of the Mediterranean in solitaire (458 miles) in 18 h 58 min and 13 sec. The skipper of the sail Bank improves the reference time held since September 2012 by Thomas Coville on Sodebo 6 h 40 min and 23 sec.

Party Monday, 30 September to 5 h 02 min and 57 sec French time, crossing the imaginary line off the coast of Marseille, the Maxi Solo Bank Populaire VII cut the line to Carthage in Tunisia at 00 h 01 min and 10s so far.

For a first single solo on this trimaran of 31.50 meters long for 22.50 meters wide and 18 tons of displacement, Armel Le Cléac ' h comes truly to achieve high-level performance! Reputation as workhorse fighter has had blue of the great reason, bravo Armel!

* pending validation of the WSSRC

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