Average speed of over 33 knots takes Cammas' crew 794 miles in 24 hours!

Last Thursday 19th July Frank Cammas’s maxi trimaran Groupama 3 passed the Ambrose Lighthouse off New York in a bid to challenge Bruno Peyron’s transatlantic record of 4 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes 54 seconds, set aboard Orange 2 last year.

Yesterday, after over 2 days 20 hours at sea, the team were just 878 miles from the finish line, closing fast on Orange 2’s record.

Whether they take the transatlantic record remains to be seen, but after an initial exceptional day of sailing 794 miles in 24 hours, at an average speed of 33.08 knots, Franck Cammas and his nine crew robbed the record for the greatest distance covered in 24 hours from Bruno Peyron.