Jouillon: and again the attack on the record
This morning, the famous French skipper Francis Jouillon, along with a crew and four people, went on an IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran from Hong Kong to London: their goal is to set a new world record on the classic Tea Race route. The distance is 15 thousand nautical miles (approximately 28 thousand kilometers).
Recall that the record – 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds – from 2018 belongs to Giovanni Soldini and maxi-trimaran Maserati Multi 70. To improve the achievement of the Italians, the French must cross the finish line, passing under the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the Thames , no later than 11 hours 36 minutes and 58 seconds on Saturday, February 23.
Francis Jouillon is 63 years old. He is the winner of many prestigious races, and he has been the owner of the Jules Verne Trophy since 2017.
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