Five days: normal flight
Exactly 5 days have passed since the 63-year-old French skipper Francis Jouillon, along with a crew of four, went on an IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran from Hong Kong to London with the goal of setting a new world record on the classic Tea Race route (about 13 thousand nautical miles )
Over the past five days, judging by the tracker (red trimarana), IDEC Sport has covered 2516 miles with an average speed of 21 knots and is now 354 miles ahead of the schedule for the Tea Race holder (2018), skipper Giovanni Soldini on Maserati Multi 70 (white trimaranca) ) Recall that Soldini's achievement is 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds.
It is worth emphasizing that the IDEC Sport crew brilliantly coped with the first stage of the record race – although even before the passage of the Sunda Strait separating the islands of Java and Sumatra, the trimaran entered the zone of extremely weak winds. However, even under these conditions, IDEC Sport has covered almost 400 miles in the last 24 hours!
Now Zhuillon and Co. will be able to walk a good pace to the southwest for a good week. Unless already in Madagascar they are waiting for several calm bands in a row.
In order to improve Soldini's achievement, the French skipper, as we have already reported, must cross the finish line, passing under the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the Thames, no later than 11 hours 36 minutes and 58 seconds on Saturday, February 23.
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