Joyon, der Recordjäger
Francis Joyon war der erste Segler, der die Ultimate Trophy gewann. Am 9.1.2016 kreuzte er beim Jules Verne Rekordversuch 2015 nach 47 Tagen,14h,47min die Ziellinie- die drittbeste je gesegelte Zeit.
Er ist der Einzige, der zur gleichen Zeit folgende Rekorde hält:
The Round the World Record:
57 days,13h,34min, 6sec, February 2008
noch heute Rekord
The North Atlantic Record:
5 days,2h,56min,10sec, June 2013 (noch heute Rekord
666.2nm sailed,July 2012
Columbus Route Record
(Cadiz – San Salvador):
8 days,16h,7min,5sec, February 2013
Monday, 27th of March 2017
The World Speed Sailing Record Council has ratified three intermediate records set by IDEC SPORT
After ratifying the extraordinary performance of the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT sailed by Francis Joyon, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet and Sébastien Audigane around the world, the World Speed Sailing Record Council, the international body, which certifies major sailing records, has just officially recorded three new intermediate records achieved along the way.
The Indian Ocean record between Cape Agulhas and Tasmania, which already belonged to Francis Joyon and his men, was shattered by more than a day between 29th December 2016 and 4th January. It now stands at 5 days, 21 hours, 7 minutes and 45 seconds.
IDEC SPORT also slashed almost a day off the South Pacific record set by Bruno Peyron and the maxi catamaran, Orange in 2005 (8 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes). Joyon and his crew took just 7 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes and 31 seconds to sail the distance between Tasmania and Cape Horn.
Finally, the intermediate reference time between the Equator on the way down and the Equator on the way back now stands at 29 days, 9 hours, 10 minutes and 55 seconds, replacing the time set by Loïck Peyron aboard the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V of 32 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes.
As a reminder, the time of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds is now the outright round the world record from Ushant to Ushant via the three major capes, Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn, referred to as the Jules Verne Trophy record.
The WSSRC has recorded the following reference times:
Dates: from 16th December 2016, start at 0819hrs UTC, to 26th January 2017 at 07:49:30 UTC. The international body recorded an average speed of 21.96 knots over the theoretical distance of 21,600 miles. Francis Joyon and his men actually sailed 26,412 miles out on the water, at an average speed of 26.85 knots. They shattered the previous record held by Loïck Peyron and the crew of the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V by four days, 14 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.
© JM Liot / DPPI / IDEC SPORT