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18 months after their capsize during the Jules Verne Trophy attempt, Franck Cammas and his men have snatched a fifth record, covering the 458 miles separating Marseilles from Carthage at an average speed of 26.72 knots and improving on the previous Orange II record of by 48 minutes and 10 seconds. Minutes after crossing the finish line, Franck Cammas said, “We had a very good first section of the course with peaks of speed reaching in excess of 42 knots. However, the final section was more difficult with some lighter winds than forecast, which were very variable in terms of direction. It was a feisty passage as the seas were short and breaking, but Groupama 3 behaved very well. We didn’t break a thing and the crew was fantastic. We’ll arrive in Hammamet in a few hours’ time with a fifth record to add to our list of wins. It augurs well for the next stage in the programme as Groupama 3 is really quick”. Photo from Guillan Grenier and more here