The five-man team led by 63-year-old skipper Francis Guiana completed the Maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT, the transition from Port-Louis in Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam.
Theoretical distance in miles 3932,4 (in fact, IDEC SPORT has crossed fifteen hundred miles of more) trimaran was held over 12 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes and 55 seconds. As you know, before this race no one ever records is not established. And now it all depends on whether the world record sailing Council registration records that the achievement of Guyana?
By the way, the famous skipper last week suggested that finishing in Ho Chi Minh city on Tuesday. It just happened. Although according to preliminary forecasts of experts (myself and Guion) argued that the journey will take at least 16 days.
Recall that the transfer from Port Louis to Ho Chi Minh city was the second part of the record-breaking tour of the trimaran IDEC SPORT. First, Guyon alone set a world record (26 days, 4 hours, 13 minutes and 29 seconds), passing 8800 nautical miles from Port-Louis in Brittany to the other Port Louis, Mauritius. Then came the transition (already with the team) from Port Louis to Ho Chi Minh city.
There are still two stages. First, Ho Chi Minh city – Hong Kong – 920 miles. And finally, the classic “Tea race” from Hong Kong to London – 13000 miles.