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 07 Jan 2012
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Around the world in 45 days!

Times have changed since French writer Jules Verne published his classic adventure novel Around the World in Eighty days back in 1873 and, while the route and means of travel selected by Loick Peyron and his crew on board Maxi Banque Populaire V differ significantly from the travels of Phileas Fogg and his French valet Passepartout in the original story, the accomplishment remains phenomenal. For his trouble, Loick Peyron becomes the current holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, awarded to the yacht that completes the fastest circumnavigation of the world; originally created in 1985 and in deference to Verne's story, the trophy was originally to be awarded to the first yacht to sail around the world in less than 80 days. Interestingly, in 1983 it was Bruno Peyron, Loick's older brother, who was first to get his name engraved on the trophy with a time of 79 days; Bruno would win the trophy again in 2002 and 2005, improving his time to 50 days on board Orange II, a record that lasted until Franck Cammas on Groupama 3 improved it to 48 days in 2010.

Putting things in perspective, Loick Peyron and his thirteen crew members on the 40 meter trimaran Maxi Banque Populaire the have covered a distance of 29000 miles at an average speed of 26.5 knots; simply incredible!

In Abu Dhabi, the Volvo Oacean race teams are getting ready for the next point scoring opportunity, the Etihad Airways In-Port Race scheduled for Friday, January 13th. After doing poorly in the first in-port race in Spain, Team Telefonica has climbed to the top of the leader board with their subsequent Leg 1 and Cape Town in-port race wins, followed by another two fop finishes for both parts of Leg 2. On Saturday the 14th, the fleet will depart for their next destination, Sanya on Hainan Island in the South China Sea.

Mark your calendar now for the Toronto International Boat Show Special Preview Night - Friday, January 13, 2012. Come down and meet some of Canada's boating Olympic athletes...past and future. The evening is a truly unique shopping experience! Guests can preview the show's 550 marine exhibits while enjoying live entertainment and delicious food and beverage. Plus, they have the opportunity to bid on live & silent auction items – including the latest in marine accessories and gifts with the proceeds supporting Children's Charities and Canada's Boating Olympic Athletes. Tickets also include, one return ticket to the show valid (January 14 - 22) www.torontoboatshow.com

Don't forget to enter Canadian Yachting's contest to win a one week charter for four in the BVIS , including airfare, brought to you by Canadian Yachting, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, American Airlines and Sunsail. Click on contest ads or go directly to www.canadianyachting.ca/bvis to enter.


Best wishes for the New Year!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Maxi Banque Populaire V enters history after taking Jules Verne Trophy
Banque Populaire,
Maxi Banque Populaire V was launched back in August 2008 and on the tail end of a second attempt, she and her crew have entered the history books by claiming the Jules Verne Trophy at the end of a 45 day 13 hour 42 minute and 53 second navigation around the globe. The crew sailed Maxi Banque Populaire V into Brest this morning amid cheers emanating from hundreds of supporters.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Close battle for lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Qingdao has been holding the lead through the last 24 hours but Geraldton Western Australia is gaining ground on the Chinese entry, despite their spinnaker damage, and now the two yachts, barely 20 miles apart geographically have been able to make contact with each other.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ainslie announcement prompts Cup conjecture - Live
Richard Gladwell,
Ben Ainslie, winner of four Olympic medals, three of them Gold, will hold a media conference to announce his plans post 2012. The announcement will be made at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Ainslie is expected to announce his sailing direction beyond the 2012 Olympics, in which he has been nominated to represent Britain in the Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) class.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy claimed by maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V
Banque Populaire Voile,
In the 2011 Jules Verne Trophy, the 14 sailors on-board Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V just burst into the history of offshore racing by becoming the fastest men around the globe with crew, after 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds of sailing*. Loïck Peyron and his crew improved the reference time of the Jules Verne Trophy held by Groupama 3 since March 2010... [more]
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Banque Populaire has set a new round the world record
Sail-World,
Banque Populaire V, the 40 metre maxi trimaran, has set a new round the world non-stop sailing record. At the finish point off Oessant, France, she will finish 1650nm ahead of the reference point for the previous record holder, Groupama (Franck Cammas).... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 - A historic two part brawl + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Team Telefonica had a lot thrown at them between Cape Town and Abu Dhabi but, on the tail end of great escapes, heroic battles, and weather that confounded from first to last, nothing was going to stand in the way of Iker Martinez and his men making it two offshore leg victories out of two.... [more]
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Team Sanya set to return to the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Sanya triumphed over their most recent setback and are now set to rejoin the race on Saturday in what skipper Mike Sanderson says will be a ‘Great day' for the team. Having carried out tests on their new rig, damaged while they were leading the fleet on day nine of Leg 2, the Sanya crew are set to leave Madagascar at first light and race to the safe haven port in the... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Notice Of Race now online
ISAF,
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition's Notice of Race has now been released. The competition is set to get underway on 29 July and run through 11 August at Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain. The NOR states the key conditions for the ten sailing events and includes details on the rules, regulations, entry and qualification guidelines, format, scoring, schedule, venue and courses.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - No rest for sailors as focus shifts to job lists
Volvo Ocean Race,
The five Volvo Ocean Race teams who arrived in Abu Dhabi at the end of Leg 2 are now staring down long job lists after the shore crews carried out their maintenance checks on the boats overnight. Happily, most of the skippers reported only needing to carry out minor repair work with only Groupama sailing team requiring more substantial work to fix a long crack to the port side of their hull.... [more]
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The Volvo Ocean Race's campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean
Volvo Ocean Race,
As a part of the Volvo Ocean Race's campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean, the VOR beach clean team which includes Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha, will be out on Abu Dhabi's Lulu Island on Saturday. The public are invited to join Portugal's Parrinha, local dive centre Al Mahara and members of the Volvo Ocean Race family for the beach clean.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race skippers aim sights on in-port points grab
Volvo Ocean Race,
Now that Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is complete, there is little time for relaxation as the crews are now regrouping and refocusing on the next points scoring opportunity which will be the Etihad Airways In-Port Race on January 13 in Abu Dhabi.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: More images from finish of Leg 2 + Highlights Video
Compiled by Sail-World,
More images from the finish of the second stage of Leg 2 of the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi. The sprint leg of just 98nm was won by the French entry, Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Finish of Leg 2
Compiled by Sail-World,
Images from Finish of the second stage of Leg 2 of the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi. The sprint leg of just 98nm was won by the French entry, Groupama, skippered by Franck Cammas... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Phesheya-Racing reach Wellington
Oliver Dewar,
Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire took fifth place in Leg 2 of the Global Ocean Race with Class40 Phesheya-Racing, completing the 7,000 mile course from Cape Town to Wellington, New Zealand, in 36 days 05 hours 14 minutes and 30 seconds.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica not resting on her laurels
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Telefonica have achieved two victories in two offshore legs and have dominated the race so far but, according to watch captain Neal McDonald, there is no chance of complacency creeping into their approach.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefónica secures overall lead
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Team Telefónica secured overall victory in leg two with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team on Wednesday as they notched their first win, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Financial Crisis across finish line
Oliver Dewar,
At 06:13:45 GMT (19:13 local) on Monday, the Global Ocean Race crew of Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon crossed the Leg 2 finish line aboard Financial Crisis. The crew crossed the line in Wellington, New Zealand with their Class40 after a time of 33 days 20 hours 13 minutes and 45 second and 7,000 miles of racing form Cape Town, South Africa earning them fourth place.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Excitement builds in Abu Dhabi
Vovlo Ocean Race,
Excitement is building in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Leg 2, Stage 2 finish, with the boats due in at the city's waterfront on Wednesday afternoon January 4. The main five-boat fleet will restart racing with a 98 nautical mile sprint.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ian Taylor recognised for VirtualEye development
Sail-World,
The lion behind the development of America's Cup graphics technology has been made a Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the New Zealand New Years Honours, announced yesterday. What is now known as VirtualEye was initially created by three people with no sailing experience... [more]
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