Orange II has crossed the equator in a time of 7 day 3 hours/171 hours. This puts them 27 hours ahead of Chyenne the outright around the world record holder and 19 hours ahead of Geronimo which holds the slower Jules Verne trophy record. The only faster time was that of 153 hours by Geronimo set on an ultimately unsuccesful attempt at the Jules Verne record.
Looking ahead Cheyenne holds the record for 3 of the 4 remaining course segments. This includes the next 2 segments to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Leeuwin.
Although Orange II is off to a good start, the coming days will show how much a chance she is in with.
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