Banque Populaire V
Banque Populaire V in Brest in December 2009
|Other names||Maxi Spindrift 2|
|Builder||CDK & JMV|
Loïck Peyron (2011–)
|Length||40 m (130 ft) (LOA)|
|Beam||23 m (75 ft)|
|Draft||5.80 m (19.0 ft)|
|Displacement||23 t (23 long tons; 25 short tons)|
|Sail area||720 m2 (7,800 sq ft)|
With her 40 m (130 ft) length, she is currently the largest racing trimaran in the world. Her current skipper is Loick Peyron. Her first skipper, Pascal Bidégorry, entered the Team Banque Populaire in 2004. Her sponsor is the French bank Banque Populaire.
The architectural project for Banque Populaire V started in 2006. The architects VPLP (Van Peteghem / Lauriot-Prévost) designed this G-Class maxi multihull. The trimaran was built by the shipyard CDK Technologies in Lorient.
She was launched at the end of August 2008 in Lorient.
In 2009 she made her first attempt across the northern Atlantic from west to east. On Sunday 2nd August, 2009, she established the new record in 3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes and 48 seconds (an average speed of 32.94 knots), beating the previous record, held by Franck Cammas on Groupama 3, by more than 12 hours. During the attempt she also broke the 24-hour distance twice, first with 880, then, several hours later, with 907 nautical miles (1,680 km).
In 2010 the boat was stationed in Brest, awaiting a weather opening to beat the Jules Verne Trophy record (circumnavigation of the world), held since 2010 by Franck Cammas and the multihull Groupama 3. The first such attempt started on January 22nd, 2011, but she hit some debris in the Southern Atlantic and was forced to retire on February 4th.
Loïck Peyron took over as skipper from Pascal Bidégorry in June 2011. A second, successful attempt began on November22nd, 2011 and set a new record in 45 days, 13 hours, and 43 minutes, which still stands to this day.
In January 2013, the boat was acquired by Dona Bertarelli's racing team Spindrift Racing, and renamed "Spindrift 2". The original 47m mast was shortened by 6m for Yann Guichard to manage the boat single-handedly in the 2014 Route du Rhum, in which he achieved a second place in line honours. In 2015 a new 42m mast was procured in view of a new attempt to break the Jules Verne record with a full crew.
- Northern Atlantic (New York-Lizard Point), 2,921 nautical miles (5,410 km) in 3 days 15 hours 25 minutes 48 seconds, 2 August 2009, with an average speed of 33.41 knots (61.88 km/h). Skippered by Pascal Bidegorry. This is just two knots slower than the fastest Blue Riband Ocean Liner SS United States (1952, powered by 180.000 kW) and still two knots faster than second ranking RMS Queen Mary of 1938.
- 24 hours distance, 908.2 nautical miles (1682 km), an average speed of 37.84 knots with a maximum speed of 47.16 knots during the record breaking Northern Atlantic passage of August 2009. Skippered by Pascal Bidegorry
- Trans-Mediterrannean record, between Marseille (France) and Carthage (Tunisia), 16 May 2010, in 14 hours 20 minutes and 34 seconds at an actual average speed of 33.24 knots. Skippered by Pascal Bidegorry
- Around the British Isles record, in 3 days, 3 hours and 49 minutes, 8 July 2010. Skippered by Loick Peyron
- Fastnet Race, in 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutes, 15 August 2011, averaging 18.5 knots. Skippered by Loick Peyron
- Jules Verne Trophy (fastest circumnavigation around the world) in 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds, arrival 6 January 2012, averaging 19.75 knots. Skippered by Loick Peyron
- Team Banque Populaire
- VPLP official site
- CDK Techn. official site
- Franck Dubray (7 June 2011). "Le Baulois Loïck Peyron nouveau skipper du Maxi Banque Populaire". Ouest-France. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- "Sail-World.com : Jules Verne Trophy taken by Maxi Banque Populaire V". Sail World. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Dona Bertarelli acquires Maxi Banque Populaire V, legendary trimaran and winner of the Trophée Jules Verne". Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Banque Populaire V across the atlantic on the WSSRC site>
- Banque Populaire V 24h record on the WSSRC site>
- Le Figaro of 6 November 2009
- TransMed record
- British Isles record
- "Fastnet Minisite". RORC[disambiguation needed]. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
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