Sunday, June 28, 2009

The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire arrives in New York

The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire arrived in New York on Friday afternoon and headed to the Brooklyn marina after a 10-day trip across the Atlantic. The French team's shore crew immediately went to work on the giant multihull in order to optimize her for the North Atlantic crossing record Pascal Bidégorry and his crew will attempt as soon as they get a favorable weather window.

The video for sure doesn't contain any extraordinarily amazing footage but it still provides some impressive images of the trimaran sailing in front of Manhattan's skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty. While Bidégorry was parading in the Hudson river, another giant French yacht was on her way to the Big Apple. Groupama 3 is currently approximately half way through and Franck Cammas and his crew will also try to break the Nort Atlantic record, from New York to Point Lizard, the southernmost tip of Great Britain.

The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire arrives in New York. New York, 26 June 2009. Video copyright Banque Populaire

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