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4 March 2001, 09:29 am
Club Med Takes Victory
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ClubMed In Marseilles

The Race

Club Med crossed the finishing line of The Race at 19 hours 56 minutes 33 secondes GMT on Saturday March 3rd.
The total distance covered by Club Med on this inaugural running of The Race was 27,407.9 nautical miles, at an average speed of 18,3 knots.

The total distance was covered in 62 days, 6 hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds and included going through the Cook Straits, (which separate the north and south islands of New Zealand)

Among their outstanding feats , Club Med set a new world record for the distance sailed in 24 hours when she covered 655,2 miles in 24 hours. The maxi-catamaran co-skippered by Grant Dalton and Franck Proffit covered those 655,2 milles at an average speed of 27,3 knots.

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