Sailor Armel Le Cléac’h Set a New Solo 24-hour Distance Record of 682 Nautical Miles

The maxi-tri Banque Populaire VII at speed

On his way to a new “Discovery Route” record this past January aboard the 105-foot maxi trimaran Banque Populaire VII, French solo sailor Armel Le Cléac’h also set a new solo 24-hour distance record of 682 nautical miles. The Discovery Route traces the same path Christopher Columbus followed on his first voyage from Spain to the Bahamas. Banque Populaire VII covered the 3,800-mile course in 6 days 23 hours 42 minutes and 18 seconds. Some other numbers to consider:

Photo courtesy of Y. Zedda/Banque Populaire


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