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  2005 Orange 11 Round the World Record attempt
 
  Date 22 Jan - 31 Mar
  Description Olivier de Kersauson and the crew of the trimaran Geronimo have held the Jules Verne Trophy since 29th April 2004, in the time of 63d, 13h, 59 minutes.

American Steve Fossett holds the absolute round the world record held, a record he has held since 5th April 2004 in the time of 58d, 09h, 32 minutes.

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Orange II smashes round the world record By Event media, France , 7:40 AM Thu 17 Mar 2005
Orange II and Bruno Peyron’s crew have just set a new round the world record of 50 days, 16 hr 20 min and 4 sec, achieving an average speed of 22.2 knots, ahead of Cheyenne (Steve Fossett), the previous outright record holder. ...
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Orange II poised to smash record today By Event media, France , 9:11 AM Wed 16 Mar 2005
Last evening GMT and at an average of 26.6 knots, the maxi catamaran Orange II was continuing its march forward towards the finish with an ETA of little less than 24 hours time. ...
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Orange II speeds towards record books By Event media, 7:53 AM Tue 15 Mar 2005
The Portuguese archipelago will be in their wake from the first hours of daylight, while the south-south-westerly wind that will accompany Bruno Peyron and his Orange II crew to the finish is blowing at 30 knots. ...
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Orange II on the home stretch By Orange II media, 8:14 AM Mon 14 Mar 2005
A series of gybes will enable Bruno Peyron and his crew on Orange II to head north to pick up the Atlantic lows that will be coming to an end in the next few hours. ...
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Orange II set to smash speed record By Event media, 7:35 AM Sun 13 Mar 2005
Since Friday lunchtime GMT, Bruno Peyron’s maxi cat Orange II has been heading northwards averaging 20 knots. ...
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Orange II waiting for some pressure By Event media, 7:50 AM Sat 12 Mar 2005
On Monday, Bruno Peyron warned, ‘we’re going to stall for at least four days and unfortunately he was right; Orange II had its wings clipped as light winds from an unfavourable direction are impeding their progress. ...
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At the mercy of the weather By Orange II media, 7:23 AM Fri 11 Mar 2005
Only 100 miles of the route covered over the past 24 hours and Orange II is still suffering on her climb back up the Atlantic. ...
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Orange II battles Mother Nature By OrangeII media, Paris, France , 8:09 AM Thu 10 Mar 2005
For the first time since Thursday 17th February, the average speed since the start of Orange II’s quest to wrest the around the world speed record from Steve Fossett’s Cheyenne, has dropped off to below 30 knots. ...
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Don’t disregard Cheyenne’s record just yet By Event media, 8:11 AM Wed 9 Mar 2005
Bruno Peyron and his crew on Orange II knew the climb back up the North Atlantic was not going to be an enjoyable one, and yesterday morning GMT, the boat speed began to drop off dramatically to around 11-12 knots. ...
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Doldrums a doddle for Orange II By Orange media, 7:50 AM Tue 8 Mar 2005
Back in the North Atlantic on Sunday morning GMT with three new records to cap it off, the maxi-catamaran Orange II has not experienced any difficulties in its crossing of the Doldrums, a convergence zone between the two hemispheres where the calm winds and violent squalls generally prevail. ...
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New records for Orange II By Orange media, 7:14 AM Mon 7 Mar 2005
Bruno Peyron’s crew on Orange II crossed the Equator for the second time on their round the world voyage on Sunday 6th March at 05.08 GMT, so are back in the North Atlantic about to tackle the final stretch towards Ushant. ...
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Orange due to cross Equator By Orange media, 8:00 AM Sun 6 Mar 2005
Bruno Peyron’s maxi catamaran has been sailing around the world now for forty days and is expected to cross the Equator on Sunday morning between 03.00 and 06.00 GMT. ...
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