Another maxi-trimaran, Banque Populaire V, breaks the average speed record under sail across the Mediterranean Sea. Average speed of 33.24 kts over a crossing distance of 477 miles between Marseilles (France) and Carthage (Tunisia). Quite a sailing achievement!
For detailed info, see this very recent news item by YachtPals.
Keep in mind that the highest average speed for circumnavigating the globe under sail with a full crew is held by Groupama 3 since last March.
Are we at the dawn of a new sport sailing era where maxi-trimarans will set the pace? Let’s wait and see where the next fastest average sea crossing speed under sail will come from.
Sailing speed records are, since 1972, made official and recognized by the World Sailing Speed Council.