Nearing the end of a record attempt of the famous French skipper Francis Guaiana and four members of his crew to install on the Maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT world record on the distance from Port-Louis in Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam.
To the finish line in the largest Vietnamese city team IDEC SPORT left (12.00 Moscow time on Saturday) 806 nautical miles. In the first half of this trip Guyana and For once managed to go almost 745 miles (average 31.5 per node per hour) for one day! But now the situation is different: over the past 24 hours the team overcame only 179 miles (7.5 node).
The crew, of course, hopes that the speed will increase, but it is clear that record levels more to not wait. So 63-year-old Guion, insuring, predicts that IDEC SPORT will finish in Ho Chi Minh city on Tuesday, December 3. Well, it’s unlikely. Actually – of course, before.
But even if at the finish of the trimaran will come Tuesday, it will still be much faster than it was planned (for the whole distance according to the plan allotment – 16 or 16 and a half days). Now began only 10 days since the launch in Port Louis.
A few hours ago IDEC SPORT was held Sundsy Strait between the Islands of Java and Sumatra and entered the wide Strait of Carimate between the Islands of Belitung and Kalimantan. Conditions are still those counter for 2 to 3 node, the wind was very weak and also counter and excessive heat. Add to that smog, hanging over the sea: burning forest on the Islands and islets, of which in the Strait a lot.
But Guyon haven’t seen before. In General, normal flight.
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