Round-the-world record bid now in sight

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The fabled Jules Verne Trophy, given to the fastest sailors to circle the globe, is currently held by Bruno Peyron, who sailed with crew aboard Orange 2 in 2005 with a time of 50 days 16 hours 20 minutes at an average of 17.89 knots.

On the 44th day at sea, Groupama 3, led by skipper Franck Cammas, has made up a deficit on Orange 2 and is now ahead of the reference time.

Click here to follow the crew's attempt at history.