07/29/2021 | Press release | Archived content
Following several outings in an idyllic setting and two attempts in the Tartine Cup - a sprint event between Port Camargue and Beauduc -, on 26 July the Arkema 4 crew secured a new reference time for the Griffes du Lion by covering the 20 nautical miles in 49 minutes and 10 seconds at an average speed of 24.16 knots.
'We reached 27-28 knots for the first 12 miles, but the wind then clearly dropped for the rest of the course. This was still enough for us to break the previous record set by Pierre Mortefon in windsurfing. We really enjoyed this summer interval in Port Camargue and are already planning to come back next year to try other records.'
Now moored in Toulon, the Arkema 4 trimaran is ready to tackle the Final Rush of the Pro Sailing Tour.