Not too sure if you followed their trip, but for us it was a ritual for the last 45 days. Every morning we would open up their website and check the latest video or message. What an amazing performance to say the least, well done to the team of philanthropic bankers, builder and finally the 13 man who did it on the water and one on land.
Let’s try to put this in perspective. They did 29002 miles at the average speed of 26.51 knots, this is 50 km/h or 31 Mile/hr for our car bound friends. If you took your car, it would mean you had to fuel up 129 times with an average car.
Now bring it back to our sailing world, in an average boat going at 5 knots this would take 241 days. But the lack of space for crew and supplies will make it hard to achieve.
In reality, the norm for sailing boat who aim for a circumnavigation it takes on a quick trip about 3 years to respect the hurricane seasons or 1.1 Knots average. Also : size wise the trimaran Banque Populaire is 130 Feet long that’s 3.5 time Letitgo. For the sail area on a 380 maxi will be 130 m2 on BP 1330 m2 or 10 times, we don’t have to make the math for you the ratio are man boggling.
Needless to add the French still know how to build boats and sail them! Now, it is time to get our passports organized!we can go and redo our passport. Let’s just say we don’t have to pay a bond in French Polynesia and will try and stay as long as we want…