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Has this not reached the rest of the world yet?

The Jules Verne round-the-world record of 50-odd days was under threat a few days ago.

It isn't any longer

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4408441a19715.html

Interesting way to stuff up a good day's sailing.

This may send the odd shiver up SD's spine?

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woops! Looks like they lost a pontoon. Any details on what happened? (besides going too fast in rough conditions )
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Leading edge of sailing once again becomes bleeding edge of sailing.

BTW, Ilenart, pontoons are floats that are under bridges and pontoon boats. Catamarans have two hulls not ama's and trimarans have one hull and two amas.
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Chuckles- you are fighting a losing battle. Although you are of course correct in your terminology, to the rest of the world any boat with more than one "hull" has "those little pontoon things", everyone knows this and to keep fighting it is, I am afraid, futile.

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Chuckles- you are fighting a losing battle. Although you are of course correct in your terminology, to the rest of the world any boat with more than one "hull" has "those little pontoon things", everyone knows this and to keep fighting it is, I am afraid, futile.

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Nah, I appreciate the education and will remember it.

The only trouble I'm having is pontoons under bridges. I can't picture that one.
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Hi MWROHDE,

Here you can picture Pontoons under a bridge. It's the Queen Emma Bridge or Swinging Old Lady between the two parts of Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. It opens many times day and night to let through Tankers and other bulkcarriers the the harbour behind.

And they won't fit for a tri...... Not a fast one!

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They're French... you expected something different???

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French or no, I'm glad all were rescued. Whether they can salvage the separated hulls, or any of them, is secondary..
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They're French... you expected something different???
Please help me remember what nationality is Francis JOYON, the fastest solo around the world (beat Ellen's record by 14 days) ?


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