Exactly 5 days have passed since the time when 63-year-old French skipper Francis Joyon along with a crew of four went on the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport from Hong Kong to London with the aim to set a new world record on the classic route of the Tea race (about 13 thousand nautical miles).
Over the five past days IDEC Sport, judging by the tracker (red trimaran), overcame 2516 miles with an average speed of 21 knots and is now at 354 miles ahead of schedule the current holder (2018) record the Tea race – skipper Giovanni Soldini on Maserati Multi 70 (white triparanol). Recall that the achievement of the Soldini – 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds.
It is worth emphasizing that the crew of the IDEC Sport coped with the first stage of the race, a record – even before the passing of the Sunda Strait between the Islands of Java and Sumatra, the trimaran has entered a zone of very weak winds. However, even in these conditions, IDEC Sport in recent days covered almost 400 miles!
Now Guion and Co. will be able a good week to go at a fast pace to the South-West. Is that already in Madagascar they are waiting for some calm strips in a row.
To improve the achievement of Soldini, skipper of the French, as we have already informed, must cross the finish line, passing under the bridge of Queen Elizabeth II on the Thames, not later than 11 hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds on Saturday 23 February.flightnormal