New IMOCA 60 24 hour record for Virbac-Paprec 3

Barcelona World Race leaders should keep the breeze to Gough Island

Saturday January 22nd 2011, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

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Positions at 0830 GMT

Pos Crew Boat Lat Long Spd Crs Dist VMG DTF DTL
          1 hour aver   24 hours      
1 Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart FONCIA 39 47.27' S 18 56.54' W 21 109 480.7 20 19676.9 0
2 Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron VIRBAC-PAPREC 3 39 12.56' S 19 25.94' W 21.8 96 503.6 21 19704.8 27.9
3 Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez MAPFRE 35 41.42' S 24 06.01' W 10.3 89 344.6 14.4 19985 308.1
4 Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team 31 41.35' S 22 15.95' W 7.9 102 215.7 9 20028.7 351.8
5 Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane GROUPE BEL 30 36.21' S 21 20.49' W 10.4 133 245.3 10.2 20030.2 353.3
6 Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret MIRABAUD 30 17.45' S 22 36.88' W 11.1 126 257 10.7 20093.5 416.6
7 Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris RENAULT Z.E 29 25.33' S 22 09.28' W 11.1 136 283 11.8 20107.9 431
8 Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA 29 27.20' S 22 28.44' W 12.3 136 287.5 12 20119.4 442.6
9 Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS 28 19.97' S 23 02.85' W 11.7 135 251.2 10.5 20186.1 509.2
10 Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA 26 18.41' S 24 00.42' W 10.8 157 258.7 10.8 20306 629.2
11 Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn HUGO BOSS 28 01.37' S 25 58.98' W 14.4 149 219.5 9.1 20316.2 639.4
12 Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti WE ARE WATER 24 59.19' S 24 25.27' W 11.2 174 228.4 9.5 20377.6 700.8
13 Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor FORUM MARITIM CATALA 25 02.46' S 28 06.96' W 11.3 148 223.4 9.3 20520.1 843.3
ABD Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia PRESIDENT                

Christ on a bike... Yes, they're in the leading duo in the Barcelona World Race, but over the 24 hours up to the latest sched, Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron on Virbac Paprec 3 have covered 503 miles. We think the previous 24 hour record for IMOCA 60s was held by Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss with 501.3 miles and we understand that the blue IMOCA 60's 24 hour run peaked at 516.37 miles up until 0900 GMT today, which represents an average speed of 21.51 knots (this is all subject to ratification by the WSSRC).

As a result of their eating up the ocean so Virbac Paprec 3 has closed to 27.9 miles from leader Michel Desjoyeaux and Francois Gabart on Foncia.

These high speeds are good news for the race leaders as any miles they bank now are exponentially valuable to them. It will mean that the front chasing them from the west will pass them later, probably sometime tomorrow, and they will be able get past the mandatory waypoint of Gough Island in breeze. Unlike the boats astern of them.

At the latest sched Foncia had 414 miles to go to Gough, while Virbac had 442, Mapfre, which has pulled up to third place, is 723 miles away and former leader Estrella Damm is 789 miles away.

 

 

 

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Pos Crew Boat Lat Long Spd Crs Dist VMG DTF DTL
          1 hour aver   24 hours      
1 Michel Desjoyeaux - Francois Gabart FONCIA 39 47.27' S 18 56.54' W 21 109 480.7 20 19676.9 0
2 Jean Pierre Dick - Loick Peyron VIRBAC-PAPREC 3 39 12.56' S 19 25.94' W 21.8 96 503.6 21 19704.8 27.9
3 Iker Martinez - Xabi Fernandez MAPFRE 35 41.42' S 24 06.01' W 10.3 89 344.6 14.4 19985 308.1
4 Alex Pella - Pepe Ribes ESTRELLA DAMM Sailing Team 31 41.35' S 22 15.95' W 7.9 102 215.7 9 20028.7 351.8
5 Kito de Pavant - Sebastien Audigane GROUPE BEL 30 36.21' S 21 20.49' W 10.4 133 245.3 10.2 20030.2 353.3
6 Dominique Wavre - Michele Paret MIRABAUD 30 17.45' S 22 36.88' W 11.1 126 257 10.7 20093.5 416.6
7 Pachi Rivero - Antonio Piris RENAULT Z.E 29 25.33' S 22 09.28' W 11.1 136 283 11.8 20107.9 431
8 Boris Herrmann - Ryan Breymaier NEUTROGENA FORMULA NORUEGA 29 27.20' S 22 28.44' W 12.3 136 287.5 12 20119.4 442.6
9 Dee Caffari - Anna Corbella GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS 28 19.97' S 23 02.85' W 11.7 135 251.2 10.5 20186.1 509.2
10 Juan Merediz - Fran Palacio CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA 26 18.41' S 24 00.42' W 10.8 157 258.7 10.8 20306 629.2
11 Wouter Verbraak - Andy Meiklejohn HUGO BOSS 28 01.37' S 25 58.98' W 14.4 149 219.5 9.1 20316.2 639.4
12 Jaume Mumbru - Cali Sanmarti WE ARE WATER 24 59.19' S 24 25.27' W 11.2 174 228.4 9.5 20377.6 700.8
13 Gerard Marin - Ludovic Aglaor FORUM MARITIM CATALA 25 02.46' S 28 06.96' W 11.3 148 223.4 9.3 20520.1 843.3
ABD Jean le Cam - Bruno Garcia PRESIDENT                
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