Skippered by French sailor Franck Cammas, the 105-foot trimaran Groupma 3 has set a new speed record between Marseilles and Carthage, Tunisia: 17 hours, 8 minutes, 23 seconds&mdash48 minutes faster than the previous mark.
Multihull legend Franck Cammas was thrilled by the G3’s performance on her first record run since leaving the boat yard: “It was a feisty passage as the seas were short and breaking but Groupama 3 behaved very well. We didn’t break a thing and the crew was fantastic. We’ll arrive in Hammamet in a few hours’ time with a fifth record to add to our list of wins. It augurs well for the next stage in the program as Groupama 3 is really quick”.
Cammas’s website has a video slideshow of the vessel underway, as well as details about the record attempt.