New Sailing Circumnavigation Record Set


French captain Franck Cammas and his nine-person crew aboard the multi-hulled Groupama 3 have set a new record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by sail,crossing the finish line this past Saturday 48 days, 7 hours, 44minutes and 52 seconds after they started back at the end of January, according to This new record bests the old one, set in 2005, by over 2 days. By accomplishing the record, the crew earned the Jules Verne Trophy,which goes to the fastest team to circumnavigate the planet.

To learn the ropes, check out Chartered Territory from our March 2007 issue.

–Stayton Bonner