London Finish – 2128 miles
The 27th day ended the attempt to set a world record in the classic distance of the Tea Race from Hong Kong to London, which is being undertaken by French skipper Francis Jouillon and his crew of four in the IDEC Sport maxi trimaran.
Behind 13,393 nautical miles. It remains to overcome 2128. And if nothing unexpected happens, then the record (despite recent doubts) should be held. Because now IDEC Sport is 312 miles ahead of its virtual rival – the current owner of the Maserati Multi 70 maxi trimaran Tea race record with skipper Giovanni Soldini.
Yes, right now Zhuillon and Co. are entering the next zone of light winds, but the achieved advantage should be enough, and when this damned zone can be overcome, IDEC Sport – look at the tracker – will fly forward.
Recall that the record of Maserati and Soldini is 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds. To improve this achievement, IDEC Sport and Zhuillon 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.
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