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New 458 mile Mediterranean crossing record
Marseilles, France (event details) - Photos by Guilain GRENIER - Sea&Co

Franck Cammas and his crew on the 105-foot maxi trimaran Groupama 3 successfully established a new 458 mile Mediterranean crossing record (Marseilles, France to Carthage, Tunisia). The time to beat was 17 hours 56 minutes 33 seconds, a time set by Bruno Peyron aboard the catamaran Orange II on September 25, 2004 (average speed: 25.53 knots).

Setting out from Marseilles on Friday 15th May at 0719 hours UT in a bid to beat the time set by Bruno Peyron in 2004 between Marseilles and Carthage, Groupama 3 crossed the finish line situated abeam of the Ras Quartajamah lighthouse on Cap Carthage, Saturday 16th May at 00h 27' 23'' (UT). for a time of 17 hours 08 minutes and 23 seconds (subject to approval from the World Sailing Speed Record Council).

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