around the world

k, they just took down the record of sailing across the globe, without any stop, to 45 days… but, meh… from the perspective of doing “circumnavigation” of the world, they made a pretty strange path I would have done something like the arrows I marked down, passing by Suez and Panama channels. Yes, this would have been delaying the enterprise, but seriously… crossing Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope, come on… that was a challenge for the 17th century with wood boats, not for the carbon fiber monster used these days. Anyhow, if u look at the map, 90% of the fun was some long fast rides in the middle of the ocean: the dots on the colored paths are day markers, as u can see a long distance between dots, means they were going fast like hell

ref: “Un’imbarcazione francese ha effettuato il periplo in 45 giorni“, Corriere della Sera
ref: “le Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V s’empare du Trophée Jules Verne“, Banque Populaire

anyhow… KUDOs to these guys 😉

p.s. they were doing 30 knots of speed… amazing 😀

k, u need to click on the listing’s icon to see it…


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