Ended with a 20-day race with French skipper Francis Guaiana and his crew who are trying to install on the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport a new world record on the classic Tea route from Hong Kong to London.
Guyon and To remain ahead of schedule of record for two years owned by Giovanni Soldini on Maserati Multi 70 (Italian overcame the distance in 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds). But the advantage IDEC Sport for a few days has significantly decreased and is now only 455 miles.
The thing is that Soldini in 2018, chose the shorter “Northern route” along the coast of Africa. Guyon, in contrast to a virtual opponent, went West, hoping to find the best location for crossing the calm Equatorial band. But that extra hundred miles.
By the way, since the launch in Hong Kong IDEC Sport has overcome 10 of 745 miles. In this ideal, theoretical distance to the point where the catamaran is now, would be equal 8814 miles. As they say, feel the difference.
To the finish line in London Guyana left to overcome 4104 miles. Recall, to improve the achievement of Soldini, skipper of the French to cross the finish line, passing under the bridge of Queen Elizabeth II on the Thames, not later than 11 hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds on Saturday 23 February.comingsport