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Banque Populaire V wins Jules Verne trophy: round the world in 45 days 13 hours 42 min 53s

by | 7th, January 2012

LOICK Peyron and his thirteen-man crew have won the Jules Verne Trophy, taking 45 days 13 hours 42 min 53s to circumnavigate the globe in the 40m maxi-trim Banque Populaire V boat. Among the crew – Loïck Peyron, Thierry Chabagny, Florent Chastel, Thierry Duprey du Vorsent, Kevin Escoffier, Emmanuel Le Borgne, Frédéric Le Peutrec, Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant, Ronan Lucas, Pierre-Yves Moreau, Yvan Ravussin, Xavier Revil and Juan Vila – was British sailor Brian Thompson. Highlights of the adventure are: Santa delivers two French chocolates and a knife for very crew member; in mid-Atlantic a plastic bag attaches itself to a rudder; Thompson communicated in “schoolboy French”. Taking a boat to who knows where is one of the few great adventures anyone can do. No real rules. Just go as fast as you can without stopping…

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French skipper Loick Peyron, center, is lifted by crew members as they arrive in Brest harbour, western France, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Peyron and his thirteen-man crew have beaten the around-the-world sailing record by more than two days to take the Jules Verne Trophy, beating the old mark set by Franck Cammas on Groupama 3 in 2010. With this trip British sailor Brian Thompson, 2nd left, has become the first Briton to sail round the globe non-stop four times. (AP Photo/David Vincent)



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