Jouillon departed from Port Louis to Port Louis
Last Saturday, the 63-year-old Francis Gouillon, on his IDEC SPORT max trimaran, took off in Port Louis, France (Brittany region). The goal of the famous skipper is another Port Louis, on the island of Mauritius. The distance to be covered is 8800 nautical miles.
At this distance, official world records are recorded, and 10 years ago Zhuillon single-handedly walked this path in 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. Now his goal is to improve his own achievement. To do this, he must finish in Port Louis no later than 13.24 UTC on November 14th.
While IDEC SPORT is faster than ten years ago. In the first two days, he covered 176 miles more than in 2009.
It is worth noting that the race from Port Louis to Port Louis is only the first stage of the record series planned by Jouillon. Then three more stages will follow – however, it is no longer a solo, but with a team. Mauritius – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – 3975 nautical miles. Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong – 920 miles. And finally, from Hong Kong to London – 13,000 miles.
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