Skipper Pascal Bidégorry takes his crew out training on the 40-metre monster trimaran

At 40m (130ft) long, Banque Populaire V is the biggest trimaran ever built, and she was built with one purpose in mind – to wrest the coveted Jules Verne trophy for the fastest non-stop passage around the world from Orange II, Bruno Peyron’s 110ft catamaran.

Here we see skipper Pascal Bidégorry putting his crew through their paces, making sure that both boat and crew are as ready as is possible when they set out to break the current record of 50 days and 16 hours.

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