Video: On board the Banque Populaire maxi

Must-see video of Pascal Bidegorry's round the world record breaker trimaran at 30 knots
Yesterday we were fortunate to be allowed on board the brand new van Peteghem-Lauriot Prevost designed 37m long by 23m wide maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V with skipper Pascal Bidegorry and his crew including the likes of Solitaire du Figaro winner Charles Caudrelier and Yvan Ravussin. Incredibly, it being November, there was sun and even enough wind to power us effortly up to 22 KNOTS UPWIND and over 30 off the breeze with minimum terror. Watch this must-see video (18 minutes of it) click here A full article on this amazing boat, the fastest offshore racing yacht in the world, will appear on the site next week. NB: This video are formatted to play in Windows Media Player and are LARGE in size - therefore only suitable for those with a suitably fast broadband connection. They should play out as they download. Mac users can now view .wmv files by downloading a suitable add on to Quicktime - for example we use Flip4Mac which works a treat. The only noticable difference is that while the clip will play out while downloading on a PC in Internet Explorer, on a Mac it must download first.