Groupama 3 ready for Jules Verne record bid
Skippered by Franck Cammas, Groupama 3 team are on standby for their Jules Verne record attempt. Based in Lorient, NW France, its home port, the 31.50 m trimaran with four records already under its belt, will submit herself to waiting for favourable weather conditions to begin her attempt at the record for a crewed circumnavigation around the three capes.
Bruno Peyron, aboard the maxi-catamaran Orange 2, set the current record
March 2005, when his team sailed the course in 50 days, 16 hours, 20
minutes, and 4 seconds at an average speed of 17.89 knots. Cammas’ crew will need to eclipse that pace for the 21,760 mile track, which begins and ends from a
line that is virtually defined between the island of Ushant and Lizard Point
lighthouse (UK), and leaves the Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin, and the Horn to