A 765 miles* 24-hour track !
With that amazing mileage, Bruno Peyron and Orange II went to write a new page of the offshore racing era. They so demonstrate once again the reliability and high performance of that maxi catamaran design by the Gilles Ollier Design Team and built by Multiplast.
Sure, Multiplast and the Gilles Ollier Design Team were still the world 24-hour record holder under sail done in 2004 by Orange II with 706,2 miles. With that new time reference and an average speed of 32 knots, the legend is on. Gilles Ollier: "...Gilles Ollier Design Team and Multiplast are proud to contribute in that dramatic performance done by Bruno Peyron
and his Team and congratulate them. In fact, we believed Orange II able to run a 750 miles track. The answer is there. But, we are firmly thinking a 24-hour 800 miles run can be reach in a very next future...".
A true affirmation when you know mythic barriers of 500, 600 thus 700 miles have been crossed by boats designed by the Gilles Ollier Design Team and built by Multiplast..
24 hour sailing records : benchmarks
The 500 miles in 24 hours barrier
Two yachts were the first in the world to break the 500 mile barrier during the Transat Quebec/Saint Malo (North Atlantic)
August 1984 / catamaran Crédit Agricole (22.31 m) – Multiplast/Ollier / 508 miles en 24 h, average speed 21.16 knots
August 1984 catamaran Tag Heuer (24 m) – Irens/Canadair / 517 miles in 24 h, average speed 21.54 knots)
The 600 miles in 24 hours barrier
June 2000 / catamaran Club Med (33.50 m) – Multiplast/Ollier / 625.7 miles in 24 h, average speed 26.07 knots / Between Cadiz and San Salvador, North Atlantic
January 2001 / catamaran Innovation Explorer (33 m) - Multiplast/Ollier - 629.19 miles in 24 h, average speed 26.22 knots / South Pacific
February 2001 / catamaran Club Med (33.50 m) – Multiplast/Ollier / 655.2 miles in 24 hours, average speed 27.3 knots / South Pacific
October 2001 / catamaran PlayStation (38 m) – Cookson/Morrelli & Melvin / 687.17 miles, average speed 28.63 knots / Between New York and the Lizard (Uk), North Atlantic
June 2002 / catamaran Maiden II (33.50 m) - Multiplast/Ollier / 697 milles1, average speed 29 knots, off Newport (Usa), North Atlantic.
The 700 miles in 24 hours barrier
August 2004 / catamaran Orange II (36,80 m/120') – Multiplast/Ollier / 706,2 miles, average speed 29.42 knots / North Atlantic
July 2006/ catamaran Orange II (36,80 m/120') – Multiplast/Ollier / 765 miles*, average speed 31.87 knots / North Atlantic
* Subject to ratification by the Wssrc