November 26, 2019
Normal heroes always go around!
The record-breaking attempt by the famous French skipper Francis Jouillon and four members of his crew continues to set the IDEC SPORT max trimaran a world record at a distance from Port Louis on the island of Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (distance – 4 thousand nautical miles).
As we already reported, IDEC SPORT should finish in Ho Chi Minh City 16-16 and a half days after the start. But this is according to plans. And as it will be in reality, now it is not clear to anyone. Because the trimaran is on the road for five days with a little – and during this time he covered 2685 miles (data at 14.30 Moscow time). Twice in a row, IDEC SPORT covered more than 730 miles in a day!
So, is it just a stone's throw to the finish line? Not at all. Because for almost five days the trimaran headed for not the Zund Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, which would be the shortest route, but to Australia. Moreover, it sank below the latitude of Cape Lwin! That is, Zhuillon and Co. added at least 1,500 miles to the distance to Ho Chi Minh City! And all due to the fact that the crew chose to bypass the vast zone of high pressure.
And now, finally, IDEC SPORT has turned to the northeast. As a result, over the past 24 hours, only 214 miles have been traveled (average speed – 8.9 knots). But then, according to meteorologists, weather conditions will turn out to be very favorable for the 63-year-old Zhuillon and his team (in its composition, by the way, Zhuillon Jr. – Korenten).
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