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30 July 2007, 11:18 am
Transatlantic And 24 Hour Records Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the transatlantic and 24 hour records of Groupama 3, Franck CAMMAS's (FRA) 105-foot maxi-trimaran.
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Yet more records have fallen to CAMMAS and his nine crew on Groupama 3.

The Records

Record: New York to the Lizard. Transatlantic record
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck CAMMAS (FRA) and nine crew
Dates: 19-23 July 2007
Start time: 18:02:55 UTC on 19 July
Finish time: 22:00:49 UTC on 23 July
Elapsed time: 4 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes and 54 seconds

Record: Outright 24 hour record
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck CAMMAS (FRA) and nine crew
Dates: 19-20 July 2007
Start time and position: 40 59.93N, 69 56.09W at 23:52 UTC on 19 July
Finish time and position: 45 38.16N, 52 51.16W at 23:48 UTC on 20 July
Distance sailed: 794 nm
Average speed: 33.08 knots

Previous Records

Record: Transatlantic west to east, Ambrose Light, New York, USA - Lizard Point, Great Britain
Yacht: Orange II
Skipper: Bruno PEYRON (FRA)
Dates: 2-6 July 2006
Elapsed time: 4 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes and 54 seconds
Distance: 2,925 nm
Average Speed: 28 knots

Record: Greatest distance sailed in 24 hours - outright
Yacht: Orange II
Skipper: Bruno PEYRON (FRA)
Dates: 2-3 July 2006.
Start time and position: 40 48.56'N, 70 18.64'W at 1620 UTC on 2 July 2006
Finish time and position: 45 08.44'N, 53 50.20'W at 1620 UTC on 3 July 2006
Distance sailed: 766.8 nm
Average speed: 31.95 knots

ISAF (source: John Reed), Image, The crew on Groupama 3 celebrate:© Yvan Zedda
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