IDEC SPORT has lost the edge
The 23rd day of the race ended along the famous Tea Route from Hong Kong to London, which is continued by the French skipper Francis Jouillon and his crew of four on the IDEC Sport max trimaran.
On Sunday afternoon, IDEC Sport crossed the equator, and did so at a turtle speed of 7 knots. The reason for this is the extremely wide equatorial calm strip. Over the past two days, the average speed of the trimaran was not much higher – 9 knots.
As a result, IDEC Sport has lost its advantage over the current holder of the Tea Race record – the Maserati Multi 70 max trimaran with skipper Giovanni Soldini (2018). If two weeks ago, Francis Jouillon and Co. outstripped virtual rivals by 750 miles, and three days ago by 450 miles, now …
Now (at 11 a.m. Monday, Moscow time) the advantage of IDEC Sport over the Maserati schedule is only 36 miles (despite the fact that a few hours ago it was even less – 25 miles). Tears! ..
In addition, ahead – when approaching Europe – Jouillon is waiting for another wide, calm strip. Certainly, you will think about whether it will be possible to improve the record, which, recall, is 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds.
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P.S. 3232 nautical miles remain before the finish in London for the IDEC Sport trimaran.
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