In the morning on Thursday will begin the countdown before the start of the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport, headed by the famous French skipper Francis Guaiana the classical route of the Tea race from Hong Kong to London. Distance – 15 thousand nautical miles (about 28 thousand kilometers).
The aim of the skipper of IDEC Sport and four members of his crew (including son Francis of Korantina of Guyana) – set a new record passing distance, which in 2018 belongs to Italian, Goivanni Soldini and Maxi trimaran Maserati Multi 70, – 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds (average speed of 17.4 knots).
We will remind that in the autumn of last year, Guion – the road to Hong Kong – has set three consecutive world record from Port-Louis in France to the town of the same name on the island of Mauritius (solo, 8800 nautical miles), from Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh city (with the crew, 3975 miles) and Ho Chi Minh city – Hong Kong (with the crew 870 miles).
The exact date and hour of the start of the IDEC Sport from Hong Kong yet to be announced. But we know that the start should take place at the end of this week.
Finish the Tea race in London, under the bridge of Queen Elizabeth II on the Thames.fourthfrancisjoyonstart