The immediate goal is the Cape of Good Hope!
The attempt of 63-year-old French skipper Francis Gouillon continues to improve his IDC SPORT max trimaran his own world record 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 last time we talked about Jouillon and his trimaran three days ago. At that moment, although he was moving at an excellent speed (up to 25 knots), he was only 39 miles ahead of his record ten-year-old schedule, and then only 10 at all. This was due to the fact that, going around the zone low pressure with the epicenter off the island of St. Helena, the Frenchman walked along the coast of Brazil for a long time, and then strictly south, moving away from his 2009 route.
The maneuver paid off. Now, 13 days after the start, IDEC SPORT is ahead of the record schedule by 671 miles (!) And is gaining more advantage every hour. Over the past day, 627 miles have been traveled with an average speed of 26.1 knots. The immediate goal is the Cape of Good Hope!
P.S. It is worth recalling that 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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