Groupama 3 v Orange 2
Groupama 3 v Orange 2

Groupama 3 ETA 2030 tonight

Conditions remain good to get Franck Cammas and his crew to the finish line

Saturday March 20th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

 Image above courtesy of Expedition Navigation Systems and PredictWind

 

Column1 Column2 Column3 Column4 Column5 Column6 Column7 Column8
Date time Lat Long Spd Crs 24 hrs DTF v Orange
               
20 Mar 08:00 45°38.17 N 013°40.40 W 24.6 65° 544.9 388 1 326.90
20 Mar 07:00 45°26.87 N 014°13.08 W 28.6 62° 550.8 414 1 316.80
20 Mar 06:00 45°14.23 N 014°45.23 W 27.8 60° 556 440 1 306.10
20 Mar 04:00 44°47.08 N 015°50.64 W 24.1 59° 546.7 493 1 290.00
20 Mar 03:00 44°34.46 N 016°20.69 W 29.8 60° 545.3 518 1 286.70
20 Mar 02:00 44°19.58 N 016°54.29 W 26.6 58° 544.5 546 1 280.40
20 Mar 01:00 44°06.25 N 017°25.51 W 25.7 57° 544.6 572 1 275.80
20 Mar 00:00 43°53.48 N 017°56.35 W 24 59° 541.6 598 1 271.10
19 Mar 23:00 43°41.80 N 018°25.61 W 24.1 64° 541.4 622 1 261.50
19 Mar 22:00 43°31.01 N 018°55.37 W 24.1 63° 541.4 646 1 250.40
19 Mar 21:00 43°20.25 N 019°21.31 W 23.2 57° 544 668 1 234.90
19 Mar 19:00 43°00.79 N 020°18.56 W 21 58° 551.4 713 1 198.50
19 Mar 18:00 42°48.23 N 020°43.01 W 24.5 51° 559.7 735 1 182.40
19 Mar 17:00 42°33.38 N 021°09.01 W 24.6 54° 565.5 759 1 169.20
19 Mar 16:00 42°20.11 N 021°35.12 W 23.6 54° 573.5 783 1 160.90
19 Mar 15:00 42°07.54 N 021°59.23 W 21.3 56° 580.5 805 1 155.40
19 Mar 13:00 41°46.53 N 022°38.72 W 16.7 62° 604.8 841 1 164.50
19 Mar 12:00 41°39.58 N 022°59.58 W 17.4 70° 618.8 858 1 167.20
19 Mar 11:00 41°34.59 N 023°17.97 W 14 63° 635.9 872 1 167.80

388 miles to go. Average speed for the last 24 hours - 23 knots. GCSE maths would suggest that Groupama 3 should be crossing the finish line of her Jules Verne Trophy record attempt at around 2030 GMT tonight. At present she is continuing to make good progress in 20 knot NNWerlies ahead of a front, and these conditions should hold most of the way to the finish albeit with the pressure easing as she enters the Bay of Biscay. There is no reason to indicate that this ETA won't be reasonablly accurate.

A fantastic achievement in the making - but fingers crossed still until they reach the line.

 

 

Latest Comments

  • David Bains 20/03/2010 - 22:46

    Well, they've done it! What a fantastic recovery after the setbacks in the south Atlantic. It does demonstrate what a high benchmark Peyron set. It is also a pity that Banque Populaire didn't set off too, the comparison would have been awesome. But Cammas deserves a lot of credit for repairing the boat twice and persevering.

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