New World Record for the Fastest Sailing Circumnavigation

Every Monday morning, the APS staff gets together in the storefront at 8:30 AM to do what we call “Product Review.” This is how we ensure everyone at the company – from the accounting dept. to the shipping center – knows what products are good for what kind of sailing/boats and why.

James McKenna, the APS Product Manager, sits on the front counter and has everyone gather ‘round as if he’s about to tell a story. Normally, the narration only involves a new product or an upcoming feature change. Today, we got a real story…

On Friday, 40m maxi-trimaran Banque Poplulaire V won the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest circumnavigation aboard a sailboat! Congratulations go out to Loick Peyron and his 13 crew. If you read the press, you’ll find, the boat had an average speed of 27 kts and met their victory with cheeriness, energy…and A LOT of champagne! Oui-oui!

Video above: Brush up on your French and enjoy one of our favorite videos (BFMTV – French news) showing snow balls, high seas, and speed. We bet the crew was glad for their Musto HPX Gore-Tex foul weather gear and Atlas Warm Gloves with Removable Liners.

Congratulations once more, Banque Populaire V!

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