Last night, Moscow time, 63-year-old skipper Francis Joyon and four members of his crew, coming on the Maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT from Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam), headed for Shenzhen (China).
The third stage of the tour record of Guayana quite short – only 870 miles. It is planned that the IDEC SPORT will overcome this distance for three (the maximum for four) days – depending on wind conditions. It should be noted that the path of the tri – many Islands and fishing boats.
Recall that the first stage – 8800 miles from Port-Louis in France to another Port Louis in Mauritius – IDEC SPORT overcame 19 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds. The second stage – from Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh city (3975 miles) was traversed in 12 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes and 56 seconds. As for the fourth stage, it will be 13000 miles classic Tea race from Hong Kong to London.