Tag Archives: Jules Verne Trophy

Banque Populaire Smashes Record to Take Jules Verne Trophy

We think the crew of Banque Populaire did a pretty amazing job here, but we’re equally as intrigued by Elaine Bunting’s article on why they aren’t the real world record holders. The 14 sailors aboard the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire … Continue reading

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Banque Populaire Shatters More Records

These guys are seriously fast! The 103-foot trimaran Banque Populaire skippered by Loick Peyron broke two more records over the weekend as they crossed the longitudinal line at Cape Leeuwin. Starting from Ushant, Loick and his crew knocked 3 days, … Continue reading

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Coville Passes Record Making Mark

Sodebo was sailing 200 miles to the northwest of the main islands of the Azores on Monday after having missed the record-making mark of 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds on Sunday in his quest for the … Continue reading

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Coville Has Ground to Make Up to Break Record

Sadly, French solo sailor Thomas Coville on his trimaran Sodeb’o has once again dropped significantly behind the pace necessary for him to set a new round world record for a circumnavigation. Struggling to get past Recife, the most easterly point … Continue reading

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Coville Sustains Damage, Continues Quest

At 15:40 GMT last Thursday, Thomas Coville was involved in a collision with no direct impact on the boat’s ability to make headway. When he went up on deck to assess the situation, he discovered that the skin of the … Continue reading

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Coville Reaches Midway Point of Jules Verne Attempt

Thomas Coville, onboard maxi trimaran Sodebo departed on Saturday, Jan. 29th at 11:07:28 UTC on an attempt to beat Francis Joyon’s (IDEC) “solo” Jules Verne Trophy record. After 28 days at sea and now at the midway point in his … Continue reading

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Banque Populaire Abandons Jules Verne Attempt

After hitting an unidentified object in the middle of the night at 37 knots which caused extensive damage to their daggerboard, Banque Populaire V has abandoned their attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy “crewed” record. According to crew member Brian … Continue reading

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