Record in 81 years!

In late February we reported about the record of 81-year-old Australian bill Hatfield: he became the oldest yachtsman who committed a single non-stop round the world voyage under sail. However, officially such records are not recorded. But, it turns out, this achievement was not limited. Yesterday, the Council on world records of sailing ships (World Sailing Speed Record Council, WSSRC) has ratified a purely sporting achievement Hatfield: he toured around the world from East to West – against the prevailing Read more

Will the record fall?

Today       Will the record fall?       The 26th day of the race began along the famous Tea Route from Hong Kong to London, which is continued by French skipper Francis Jouillon and his crew of four on the IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran. The last 48 hours have been extremely dramatic for Jouillon and Co. By the time the equatorial calm strip was finally left behind, IDEC Sport had finally lost its advantage over the virtual rival – the current owner of the Read more

Will fall if record?

Began a 26-day race on the famous Tea route from Hong Kong to London, which continued the French skipper Francis Joyon and his crew of four on the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport. The last 48 hours has developed for Guyana and To extremely dramatic. By the time when the Equatorial calm strip is left, finally, behind, IDEC Sport has finally lost the advantage over your virtual opponent – the current owner of record of the Tea racing Maxi-trimaran Maserati Multi Read more

Guyon and again the attack on the record

This morning the famous French skipper Francis Joyon along with the crew and four people went on the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport from Hong Kong to London: their goal is to set a new world record on the classic route of the Tea race. Distance – 15 thousand nautical miles (about 28 thousand kilometers). Recall that the record of 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds – 2018 belongs to Giovanni Soldini and Maxi trimaran Maserati Multi 70. Read more

Jouillon: and again the attack on the record

Today       Jouillon: and again the attack on the record       This morning, the famous French skipper Francis Jouillon, along with a crew and four people, went on an IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran from Hong Kong to London: their goal is to set a new world record on the classic Tea Race route. The distance is 15 thousand nautical miles (approximately 28 thousand kilometers). Recall that the record – 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds – from 2018 belongs to Read more

But there was no record …

November 23rd, 2019       But there was no record …       Last Tuesday, foreign sailing sites (followed by us) reported that during the traditional Luderitz Speed ​​Challenge competitions in Namibia, a new world record was set: Belgian Vincent Valkeners covered a 500-meter distance on a sailboard at an average speed of 53.33 knots ! Alas, Walkeners did not go on record for long. This morning, the same foreign sailing sites reported that there was no record. The judges of the Luderitz Speed Read more

A record that was not…

Last Tuesday, foreign sailing sites (and behind them the us) reported that during traditional competitions Luderitz Speed Challengе in Namibia set a new world record: Belgian Vincent Valckenaers overcome the 500-meter distance on a Board under sail with an average speed of 53.33 site! Alas, in the Champions Valkanis went long. This morning the same foreign sailing sites have reported that record, it turns out, was not. Judges Luderitz Speed Challengе rechecked the video-in, and then said the result of Read more

Jouillon set off again for a record

Today       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 Read more

Guyon again went for the record

The famous French skipper Francis Guiana can not sit still. Most recently, on 8 November, it set a world record, going Maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT from Port-Louis in Brittany to the other Port Louis, Mauritius. And now again went on a long journey. This time the purpose of Guiana – Ho Chi Minh city, the largest city of Vietnam, which is 4000 miles. The trimaran will, after leaving Mauritius (it happened today, in 8 hours 49 minutes 59 seconds Moscow time), Read more

Jouillon improved the record by almost a week!

November 8, 2019       Jouillon improved the record by almost a week!       This morning, the transition of 63-year-old French skipper Francis Gouillon on the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran from Port Louis in Brittany to another Port Louis, on the island of Mauritius, has completed. Jouillon covered the distance of 8800 nautical miles in 19 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds, and this is a new world record. The previous achievement, set by him 10 years ago (26 days, 4 hours, Read more