50th edition of the Paris Boat Show and other news

The Paris Boat Show is on, starting today December 4, and ending on December 12, 2010. The difference with this year’s edition is the celebration of the 50th edition of the well-known annual Paris Boat Show. The English website for the … Continue reading

New sailing speed record across the Mediterranean sea

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, … Continue reading

All time fastest sailboat to sail around the world: trimaran “Groupama 3”

News came in last night that French maxi-trimaran, “Groupama 3”, bettered by over two days the previous ’round the world non-stop sailing record held by Bruno Peyron on “Orange II” since 2005. These speed records are attempted and sometimes achieved in response … Continue reading