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Banque Populaire V prepares for Isle of Wight race by breaking record

Wed 13 Jul 2011

Banque Populaire V prepares for Isle of Wight race by breaking record

Tourists with Isle of Wight holidays booked for Cowes Week later this summer will be able to see a record-breaking boat take part in a race during their trip.

Banque Populaire V smashed the Round Britain and Ireland Record on the Tour of the British Isles, a marker that was set 12 months ago by Sidney Gavignet.

Loick Peyron and his team travelled around the UK and Ireland in three days, three hours, 49 minutes and 14 seconds, despite a testing period around the Shetlands off the coast of Scotland.

He said: "We had a difficult sea passing these islands and the conditions were really tough. It is ultimately the only time we did not push 100 per cent on the boat."

The organisers of Cowes Week - which is sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management - recently revealed that the Artemis Challenge will be held during the event for the fifth year in a row.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800620262-ADNFCR

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