Frack Camas is one of my favorite sailors. He is the guy that is going to skipper the French boat in the next Volvo Ocean Race, but he is also one of the best multihull skippers. He had just finished winning the Jules Verne Trophy and that means the fastest circumnavigation ever
....and he had managed that with far from favorable conditions.
Take notice that the full crew were only 9 guys, for that big trimaran. Compare that with the crew of a smaller Volvo boat : 11
"Groupama 3 Wins the Jules Verne Trophy
Saturday 20 March 2010 at 21H 40M 45S (TU) Groupama 3 skippered by Franck Cammas with his crew of 9 crossed the finish line between the Lizzards and Ushant, winning the coveted Jules Verne Trophy.
It was a battle all the way as the weather conditions were never really 100% in their favour. Groupama's advance on the record (established by Orange 2 in 2005) wavered throughout, but Franck was determined to wrest this prize once and for all, and add it to his already astonishing list of accomplishments. His tenacity and the determination of his experienced crew have, today, made that dream a reality.
Congratulations to Franck Cammas and the all team for this incredible record...
The records around the world - Jules Verne Trophy :
Bruno Peyron - Explorer in 1993 : 79 jours 06h 15mn 10s
Peter Blake - Enza in 1994 : 74 jours 22h 17mn 22s
Olivier de Kersauson - Sport-Elec in 1997 : 71 jours 14h 18mn 08s
Bruno Peyron - Orange in 2002 : 64 jours 08h 37mn 24s
Olivier de Kersauson - Geronimo in 2004 : 63 jours 13h 59mn 46s
Bruno Peyron - Orange II in 2005 : 50 jours 16h 20mn 04s
Franck Cammas - Groupama 3 in 2010 : 48 jours 07h 44mn 52s "
YouTube - Voile: Cammas remporte le TrophÃ©e Jules-Verne