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8 May 2007, 01:31 pm
Discovery Route Record Ratified
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The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) have ratified the Discovery route record of Groupama 3, Franck CAMMAS's (FRA) 105-foot maxi-trimaran.
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The Discovery route from Cadiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas is named after the historical track taken by Christopher COLUMBUS.

The Record

Record: Cadiz to San Salvador. The Discovery Route.
Yacht: Groupama 3
Name: Franck CAMMAS (FRA) and nine crew
Dates: 24 April-1 May 2007
Start time: 07:47:17 UTC
Finish time: 18:46:10 UTC
Elapsed time: 7 days ,10 hours, 58 minutes and 53 seconds
Average speed: 21.7 knots

Previous Record

Record: Cadiz - San Salvador
Yacht: PlayStation
Skipper: Steve FOSSETT (USA)
Dates: February 2003
Elapsed time: 9 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes and 18 seconds
Distance: 3,884 nm
Average speed: 16.92 knots

ISAF (source: John Reed). Image, Record breaker Groupama 3: © Yvan Zedda
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