Sunday, July 02, 2006

Orange II Seeks Transtlantic Record

Bruno Peyron and his all French team aboard G-Class catamaran Orange II left New York City today just after 7:00 am local time in an attempt to beat the record held by Steve Fossett's Playstation since October 2001. The record stands at 4 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes to the southwest tip of England.

They are currently speeding along at about 30 knots and will have to average about 26 to set a new transatlantic record. In August 2004, Orange II missed setting a new record by just 31 minutes. If they break the receord, they will have to arrive at the southwest point of England (The Lizard) by 2:28 am on Friday morning, July 7th, New York time.

To follow the progress of Orange II, link here or to learn more about the vessel and the team, link here.

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