Vendée 2017 vs. Jules Verne 1994

Robin Knox Johnston

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Email message from Robin Knox-Johnston to Titouan Lamazou and Loïck Peyron (January 20, 2016) regarding the outstanding evolution of boats these last decades.

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Robin Knox-Johnston: Do you realise that both Armel [Le Cléac’h] and Alex [Thomson] finished their circumnavigations faster by hours than Peter Blake and I did on Enza when we won the Jules Verne Trophee in 1994 ? It just shows how boats have developed in 23 years.

Loïck Peyron: Yes indeed. Impressive as what Thomas Coville did few weeks ago.

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