October 26, 2019
Jouillon saved a day
Yacht Russia continues to follow the record attempt of 63-year-old French skipper Francis Jouillon, who hopes to set a world record on his IDEC SPORT max trimaran at a distance of 8800 nautical miles – from the town of Port Louis in Brittany to another Port Louis, on the island of Mauritius.
The seventh day of the race is ending, and it is worth noting that so far everything has been more than successful for Jouillon. The equatorial calm zone, of course, slowed down its progress (in the last 24 hours the Frenchman covered only 285 miles at an average speed of 11.9 knots), but, nevertheless, he is ahead of his record schedule of ten years ago by 335 miles.
Recall that in 2009, Zhuillon single-handedly walked the same path in 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. To improve this achievement, he must finish in Mauritius no later than 13.24 UTC on November 14.
In the same 2009, Zhuillon reached the equator, breaking 3350 miles, 8 days, 5 hours and 9 minutes after the start. This time, an important milestone will be reached a day earlier, in a few hours.
Track Attempt Tracker –
P.S. As we already reported, the race from Port Louis to Port Louis is 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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