Four minutes after Orange II crossed the Jules Verne start line, the VO60 Bank BPH embarked a fully crewed record attempt

Just four minutes after Bruno Peyron and crew set off on their Jules Verne record attempt yesterday see news story here , Polish sailor Roman Paszke and his nine-man crew embarked on their own record attempt.

Sailing the VO60 Bank BPH (ex-Assa Abloy – see photo left) this team hopes to set the first ever fully crewed, non-stop monohull circumnavigation sailing record.

According to a news story on, two Assa Abloy VO60s were purchased last December and re-fitted to account for the extended period expected at sea (VO60s were designed for a maximum of 30 days on the water). For the last month or so they have been in training in the south of France in preparation for the record attempt.

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