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Groupama 3 on Stand-by for Record Attempt

Start of stand-by in Marseilles for Groupama 3 and Franck Cammas' crew Mediterranean crossing record, Marseilles / Carthage
Memo :
- The trimaran Groupama 3 on stand-by from 6th May to 2nd June 2009 in Marseilles, in the port of Estaque
- The time to beat: 17 hours 56 minutes 33 seconds
- The current record holder: Bruno Peyron aboard the catamaran Orange II on 25th September 2004 (average speed: 25.53 knots)
- The number of nautical miles to cover: 458 miles.
With respect to the programme announced for Groupama 3, from today - Wednesday 6th May - through to 2nd June, Franck Cammas and his crew are on stand-by in Marseilles, ready to set off on their attempt at the Mediterranean crossing record (Marseilles/Carthage). The seven sailors are now awaiting the most favourable weather conditions with which to begin their attack of this record spanning 458 miles. It is worth noting that the time to beat is 17 hours 56 minutes 33 seconds, a time held since September 2004 by Bruno Peyron aboard the catamaran Orange II.

The departure procedures:
Code Red Stand-by from 6th May Nothing to report, no favourable weather pattern.
Code Orange Possible departure within the next 72 to 96 hours. A possible departure to the site is taking shape
Code Yellow Departure possible within the next 48 to 72 hours.Ready to head off to the site. Will be followed within the next 24 hours by a return to Code Orange or Red, or a switch to Code Green.
Code Green Departure possible within the next 24 to 48 hours. The crew on stand-by on site, ready to leave within the next 24 hours.

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