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Apologies to Alex but you gotta give credit to where credit is due....
(I hope the link works)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olym...ng/7198647.stm

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Hmm... it seems he did it in a boat with training wheels... What an intelligent idea...

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THEY ARE TRAINING HULL DAMN IT !!!!!

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Hey stuffit "Get a life"
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There's breaking a record, and then there's smashing it to pieces...the thought of handling a 97 footer solo is incredible, but the thought of admiring a Frenchman is even more daunting!!
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They do that to you.... It takes guts, determination and a lot of luck.

The ride must have been damn uncomfortable..

Apaprently the night he docked he spent the night......sleeping on the boat.

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Round and round

I really enjoyed watching the progress he made and admire his success. Lattitude 38 had good coverage in their electronic edition. The "official site" http://www.trimaran-idec.com/ was in French (big surprise huh?) but google language tools did a decent translation. The result was huge. He's cemented himself as a legend.

For timed races trimarians should have to do three laps, cats 2, etc. Just to keep it fair.
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