BP Jules Verne.

Potter

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SO Loick and the team are off: BP site news

Is this an ideal window or are the team pushing to make an early attempt for 2 reasons? First one being that they are arly enough to have a second attempt if this does not work. The second one is that Loick has a lot on at the moment...maybe he just wants this out of the way?

Good Luck Brian and all on board!

 

Hydrogene

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SO Loick and the team are off: BP site news

Is this an ideal window or are the team pushing to make an early attempt for 2 reasons? First one being that they are arly enough to have a second attempt if this does not work. The second one is that Loick has a lot on at the moment...maybe he just wants this out of the way?

Good Luck Brian and all on board!
I think both of these reasons are right. Peyron wants to be back to his AC project as soon as he can, and he said last week that even until the equator, they can come back to Brest and try again if the weather isn't good enough. and he knows that Bidegorry was fired because he didn't try enough!


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The weather may not be perfect, but with Peyron and such an amazing boat, anything can happen!

 

MR.CLEAN

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Interview with Coville from yesterday going up right now - he is gutted to be missing it but happy for BP crew that they have 'a perfect window' says he. Stand by for the interview.

 

Hydrogene

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Damn!. The weather window has closed, and Peyrion seems not to be going this time! :(

on twitter:

#tjv loick peyron : "on ne part pas"


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MR.CLEAN

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Didn't get into BP5 too much with him, but in the few seconds we spend on it, it's clear he is gutted to miss the chance.

but this guy is one hell of a character. No wonder the girls scream when he walks by on the docks in France.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31595329?byline=0&portrait=0" width="551" height="406" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="

https://player.vimeo.com/video/31595329 Coville, Groupama helmsman, on the Eve of the Volvo Ocean Race Start</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/sailinganarchy">On The Water Anarchy</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
 

Potter

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This time they have actually left the dock.

Jules Verne attempt is a go!

 

Trimariner

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Notified on facebook that they are finally off on the quest but the web site does not seem to have a tracker feed up yet? Anyone know the link as this is one I do not want to miss! There is also a damn good chance of the first 24 hour 1000NM run! happening during their ccircumnavigation. Oh boy this is going to be somthing very special. Cheers all.

 

Mash

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Notified on facebook that they are finally off on the quest but the web site does not seem to have a tracker feed up yet? Anyone know the link as this is one I do not want to miss! There is also a damn good chance of the first 24 hour 1000NM run! happening during their ccircumnavigation. Oh boy this is going to be somthing very special. Cheers all.
According to what I read, BP5 will be leaving Brest before 4 pm UTC (meaning, now) and get close to the starting line, then wait for the wind to fill in. They plan to really start sometime tonight.

I hope the tracker will be online as soon as they actually cross the line, and that should be a matter of hours

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Hydrogene

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Great news! BP5 should cross the line this night.

It seems as if Loick Peyron waited until the AC45 races in San Diego, where his team did very well, were over to start his Jules Verne !! ;)

 

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This will be cool.

Last time they fell behind early but I think they had just got in front of the record (theoretically) when disaster struck.

This boat can literally fly.

 

Potter

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The quietest man in offshore sailing (Brian Thompson) thinks they may have the best slingshot start that they have seen in 3 seasons:

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