Jouillon set off again for a record
The famous French skipper Francis Gouillon does not sit still. More recently, on November 8, he set a world record by going on the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran from Port Louis in Brittany to another Port Louis, on the island of Mauritius. And now he again set off on a long journey.
This time, the target of Zhuillon is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city, to which 4000 miles. Trimaran will have to leave Mauritius (it happened today at 8 hours 49 minutes 59 seconds Moscow time), cross the Indian Ocean, go through the Sound of the Sounds between the Java and Sumatra islands, then cross the South China Sea and enter the Mekong Delta.
If the previous journey Zhuillon made a solo, but now he is helped by a crew of 4 people. “I am glad that my team will be with me on this adventure. We will go through places where at every step you can encounter a fishing boat or a tree trunk, so we will follow the ocean at ten eyes, ”says the skipper.
According to plans, IDEC SPORT will finish in Ho Chi Minh City in 16-16 and a half days. Then there is the transition Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong – 920 miles. And finally, Zhuillon and Co. will try to improve the world record in the classic tea race distance – 13,000 miles from Hong Kong to London.
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