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Published on 23 november 2017 at 0h00

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Round the world in 133 days in a cruising cat…

As incredible as it may appear, certain sailors set themselves average speed objectives to be kept to on a round the world trip which are quite simply staggering. The proof, with the owners of the n°1 Catana 70, who have just completed a round the world trip via Panama and Suez in… 133 days! Five months’ sailing in remarkable comfort (air conditioning, wine cellar, freezers, TV and internet…) with at the finish an average of 189 miles per 24 hours, a top speed of 25.4 knots and a 200 kg marlin caught.

 ‘I want a very fast boat which is very pleasant to live aboard…’ This was the owners request when launching into the construction of his boat. And he got it!

Magic moments in Cuba

I can’t resist sharing this moment of happiness we experienced at Cayo Largo, Cuba. I put the bows on the sand. Magic.

Claudio

Large and small catamarans

 ‘When the big boats invite themselves into the little boats’ playground’

This is the caption on the photos Guy sent us after having been ‘committee boat’ at the World Nacra 17 Championships aboard his Outremer 55 ‘La Smala’. Which goes to show that a passion for cats is not limited by size or use... 

Guy (photos Didier HILLAIRE) 

Seychelles, a magic destination

Just a word to tell you about our trip: for 3 months we sailed around the ...

This article appeared in issue 157. To read the article in full, buy this issue individually

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