“Three times hit the net”
Before the end of the race, over time, the 63-year-old French skipper Francis Jouillon and the four members of his team have only a few days or even hours left. Recall that the goal of Zhuillon and Co. is to set the IDEC SPORT max trimaran world record at a distance from the town of Port Louis on the island of Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. 4000 nautical miles.
Now, at 12:00 Moscow time on Monday, 520 miles remain for the IDEC SPORT team to finish in Ho Chi Minh City. It seems to be – not at all a lot, but the catch is that over the past two days they managed to overcome only (do not believe it!) 286 miles! This is due, firstly, to calm weather and the oncoming stream, and secondly, when passing the island of Kalimantan, trimaran more than a hundred times (!) Turned out to be fishing huts on stilts.
“Sunday night gave us a lot of trouble,” Jouillon wrote in his diary. – No one closed his eyes. At some point, we finally caught at least some wind, but could not increase speed – we were afraid to come across a hut or get into fishing nets. Three times still hit. Fortunately, it was not necessary to dive: they freed themselves from the nets pretty quickly. ”
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