Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

Maxi Banque Populaire V shatters 'Cape' record in Jules Verne + Video

by Charline Hamonic on 5 Dec 2011
Day 13- Banque Populaire V - Jules Verne Trophy 2011-12 BPCE

Around 7:20am (Paris time) on Sunday morning, the 11 day 21 hour 48 minute and 18 second* point was reached since leaving Ushant for the crew of Maxi Banque Populaire V when they sailed across the Cape of Good Hope.


This brought them to the end of the second intermediate segment of the 2011 Jules Verne Trophy while also allowing them to shatter the time the was previously set. With some 8,245 miles behind them, Loick Peyron and his men set a second record to their list of successes in a few days, and are now sailing in the Indian Ocean.

The first of the three Capes that have to be crossed on this non-stop round the world race is already behind them since early morning. After a tough start, a rapid descent to the Canaries,a slight slowdown in the Doldrums, an equator crossing made in record time, followed by a straight acceleration with a nice bypass to avoid the center of the St. Helena Highs, the Team Banque Populaire has just hit a new reference time.


By improving the time established by Franck Cammas by more than one day, the intermediate period is thus busted by the incredible power of the blue trimaran. Sunday being a busy day at the Paris Boat Show, Loïck Peyron took advantage of an extraordinary video conference to come back on the impression provided by this new accomplishment:

'This record is almost indecent! A few decades ago, twelve days was the time set by Charlie Barr to cross the Atlantic, a record he held for a long time. And today, it is almost the time it took us to get to the Southern Africa. However, we should not forget that we are sailing on an extraordinary machine. Banque Populaire is an amazing tool that uses the intelligence of men and the work of a team. What we have just achieved would not have been possible three years ago. We had to optimize the boat and earn on an incredible experience.'



Also reached earlier on, during his stand-by watch, Brian Thompson came back on these 12 incredible days of racing since leaving Ushant:

'We are all really happy with our position and the time we have on the record. Everybody is in good shape and it is a very pleasant atmosphere on board. It’s great to be sailing altogether ahead of Groupama’s record. We have the perfect weather and Loick, Juan and Marcel, on the shore, have taken us on an excellent route, always in the wind, and on deck we have worked hard at sailing fast and safely. We have an excellent watch rhythm looking like choreography of people at every change! We have achieved 25% of the current record time, which maybe even more if we are quicker than 48 days! It is very exciting!'

Now sailing in the Indian Ocean, the Maxi Banque Populaire V is now heading towards the Kerguelen Islands. Still benefiting from a westerly wind, the Maxi trimaran is faced with a difficult sea requiring the sailors to slow down a little bit. The instructions given by the skipper are clear: we do not exceed 30 knots!


'We finally jibed a few hours ago and we are now sailing on starboard. We did not maneuver since the Canaries, which is also a record! The sea is very rough and we have to fight at the helm to slow the boat down as it is very intense for her right now. We are going along a front and should be arriving around the Kerguelen Islands by tomorrow night. '

Particularly spoiled by the weather for the past twelve days, Loïck Peyron and the weather cell forecast a slowdown in the next hours. Still stirred by the same stream, they are expecting a more difficult passage around the Kerguelen Islands, added to the sensitive presence of ice on the control screens:

'The sky is blue on one side and gray on the other! The objective is to get closer to the front and wait for it to turn. The conditions will relent and it will become very light near the Kerguelen, we do not know yet whether we will pass them by the north or south. What is known is that the water temperature is almost negative in the West. There is a big area oficebergs after the Kerguelen. We will head north enough to avoid it. We should reach Lewin in less than a week; and we will probably leave the Indian Ocean in six days, with probably a new record at stake. However, it can be really light at the Kerguelen and a bit more difficult behind. It is first of all the state of sea which makes us being in advance, and for now it is going against us. It should normally get favorable to reach Lewin.'

*Subject to approval and ratification by theWSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council).

Maxi Banque Populaire V website

T Clewring AC72Barz Optics - FloatersAncasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

Jules Verne Trophy- Video of Banque Populaire finish
Video just posted of Banque Populaire V completing her round the world non stop speed record. Video just posted of Banque Populaire V completing her round the world non stop speed record. Just before midnight on 7 January, the max trimaran Banque Populaire V (Loick Peyron) crossed the finish line off the French coast to trim 2 days and 18 hours off the previous mark
Posted on 8 Jan 2012
Maxi Banque Populaire V enters history after taking Jules Verne Trophy
Maxi Banque Populaire V was launched back in August 2008 and after a second attempt, she and her crew entered history 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.
Posted on 8 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy claimed by maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V
Jules Verne Trophy - The 14 sailors on-board Maxi Banque Populaire V just burst into the history of offshore racing 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
Posted on 7 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy - Four laps and two major records for Thompson
Brian Thompson is the only British crew member on-board Banque Populaire V and today he clocked up two major records Brian Thompson is the only British crew member on-board maxi trimaram Banque Populaire V and today he clocked up two major records as the boat crossed the finish line this evening near Brest, France in the 2011 Jules Verne Trophy. Thompson is part of the crew that has just smashed the world speed record for a lap of the planet on-board a yacht
Posted on 7 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy - A day away from world record + Videos
Jules Verne Trophy - Frenchman Loick Peyron skippering Maxi Banque Populaire V is expected to cross the finish line In the Jules Verne Trophy, Frenchman Loick Peyron skippering Maxi Banque Populaire V is expected to cross the finish line between 21:00hrs GMT on Friday 6 January and 23:00hrs GMT on Saturday 7 January 2012 with his men which includes Brit Brian Thompson.
Posted on 6 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy - Brian Thompson on course to smash current record
Jules Verne Trophy - Brian Thompson is currently on course to smash the ultimate round the world speed record Jules Verne Trophy - Record breaking British sailor, Brian Thompson, is attempting to break the ultimate round the world speed record as helmsman on Banque Populaire V, the world’s largest and fastest racing trimaran skippered by Frenchman Loick Peyron. Thompson is currently on course to smash the record.
Posted on 4 Jan 2012
Jule Verne Trophy- Banque Populaire drops 300nm off record pace
On Day 41, of her non stop circumnavigation attempt, Banque Populaire, has dropped from being 1400nm ahead On Day 41, of her non stop circumnavigation attempt, the maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire, has dropped from being 1400nm ahead of the record time to being 1100nm ahead of Groupama's mark, at the same points in time after the start of the dash around the planet. English crew member, Brian Thompson updates on the last three day's sailing
Posted on 2 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy- Banque Populaire 1500nm ahead of the record
The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V is now 1500 miles ahead of the reference time for the non-stop world circumnavigati Day 39, 31 December 2011: This is the last day of the year and the least we can say is that 2011 has wanted to leave a lasting memory on the fourteen sailors Maxi Banque Populaire V by confronting them with tough conditions. Loick Peyron and his crew had a very turbulent first night in the Northern Hemisphere and are now waiting impatiently for the elements to calm down.
Posted on 1 Jan 2012
Jules Verne Trophy - Banque Populaire V shatters Equator time
In the Jules Verne Trophy, Loick Peyron and his men are back in the Northern Hemisphere In the Jules Verne Trophy, Loick Peyron and his men are back in the Northern Hemisphere and have been since 12:17:30 (French time) on Friday. Their arrival back in the Northern Hemisphere comes 38 days two hours 45 minutes and 48 seconds* after leaving Ushant.
Posted on 31 Dec 2011
Jules Verne Trophy - Banque Populaire V 1300nm ahead of record pace
Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, Day 36 and 37 - now 1300 nm ahead of the record, with only 3384nm remaining Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, Day 37. Brian Thompson onboard Banque Populaire V reports on the progress being made: It is absolutely fantastic sailing here in the Tradewinds... Loick and Juan are very happy as we are sailing with minimum risk to the boat, and at 100% of our polars. Includes two videos of tradewind sailing - watch on full screen
Posted on 30 Dec 2011