Yacht Russia continues to follow the record attempt of 63-year-old French skipper Francis Guyana, which hopes to install on his Maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT world record on a distance of 8800 nautical miles, from Port-Louis in Brittany to the other Port Louis, Mauritius.
Completed the seventh day of the race, and it is worth noting that while everyone is for Guyana more than successfully. Equatorial calm zone certainly slowed his progress (for the last 24 hours, the Frenchman overcame only 285 miles at an average speed of 11.9 knots), but, nevertheless, ahead of his own record of ten years ago in 335 miles.
We will remind that in 2009-m Guyon single-handedly took the same path for 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. To improve this achievement, it should finish in Mauritius not later than 13.24 UTC on 14 November.
In the same 2009-m Guyon reached the equator, breaking 3350 miles, after 8 days, 5 hours and 9 minutes after launch. This time the milestone is reached a day earlier, after a few hours.
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P. S. As we previously reported, a race from Port Louis to Port Louis – the first stage of a record series, scheduled Guiana. Then follow three more stages – though not solo but with a team. Mauritius – Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam) – 3975 miles. Ho Chi Minh city – Hong Kong – 920 miles. And finally, from Hong Kong to London – 13000 miles.