El satélite de la misión de la ESA para el estudio del hielo, CryoSat, será puesto en una órbita a 700 km sobre la Tierra por un lanzador ruso Dnepr que despegará desde el Cosmódromo de Baikonur, Kazajstán.
Franck Cammas and his men on Groupama 3 drew alongside under blue skies in the Port du Château this Sunday morning to the applause of an enthusiast local crowd. After having beaten the Jules Verne round the world record in a time of 48d 07h 44′ 52”, the crew prepared themselves for the barrage of questions in front of the public, the media and their families… Extracts from an emotional and memorable day, coloured by good humour, a true sense of team spirit and mutual respect.
On February 14th, 2010 in Valencia, the black trimaran of the American Challenger, BMW ORACLE Racing, equipped with a wing of 68 meters, beat the catamaran of the Swiss Defender, Alinghi, to win the 33rd Americas Cup Match. Many talents from the French marine industry (sailors, naval architects, technicians and engineers) contributed to the development of what just might be the fastest racing boat of its size ever built. Among them, experts from HDS have shared in this technological challenge and contributed to the birth of the largest wing ever built for a sailing yacht.
The only thing that could possibly be more fun than competing in the International Rolex Regatta, scheduled for March 26-28, is watching it from shore. Among the highlights of the regatta’s three racing days are Friday’s “town races,” which take the fleet from St. Thomas Yacht Club right into the heart of the bustling commercial harbour of Charlotte Amalie.
The Doldrums is already in the wake of Groupama 3: Franck Cammas and his men have reached the Azores High and are racking up the miles along its southern edge… The speeds will further increase over the coming hours prior to the next obstacle: a ridge of high pressure scheduled for Tuesday.
Info Groupama Team
The current phase offshore of the Brazilian coast isn’t the easiest section on this round the world, with a mass of storm squalls making it difficult to anticipate the trajectory. Navigator Stan Honey, in collaboration with the onshore router Sylvain Mondon, is constantly having to adapt Groupama 3’s course in order to extract her from this zone and finally make it through to the tradewinds to the North of the 22° parallel…
Info Groupama 3