by John Reed
The WSSR Council - announces the establishment of a new World Record
Banque Populaire VII has now set two world solo 24hour marks and the WSSR Council have announced the establishment of a new World Record by Banque Populaire for the Discovery route, almost halving the previous time.
Record : Singlehanded Cadiz to San Salvador (The Discovery Route)
Yacht: Banque Populaire 7. 103 ft Trimaran
Name: Armel Le Cleac’h FRA
Dates:. 23rd to the 30th January 2014.
Start time: 18;56;59 UTC on 23/01/14
Finish time: 18;39;17 UTC on 30/01/14
Elapsed time: 6 days 23 hours 42 minutes and 18 seconds.
Distance: 3884 M
Average speed: 23.16 kts
Banque Populaire during her record breaking run - January 2014