Race on the famous Tea route from Hong Kong to London, which is about 30 days continue the French skipper Francis Joyon and his crew of four on the Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport will soon come to an end. And – for happy ending!
Yes, apparently, to live the current race record of 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 2 seconds, for two years owned by skipper Giovanni Soldini and Maxi trimaran Maserati Multi 70 – long. Now Guion ahead of schedule its competitor on 622 miles! And, according to forecasts, IDEC Sport crosses the finish line, passing under the bridge of Queen Elizabeth II on the Thames, in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Although a few days ago, the situation for Guyana and Co looked not so optimistic. For example, in days from Friday to Saturday IDEC Sport, overcoming another band of weak winds, was only 192 nautical miles. For comparison: over the past day has been completed 652 miles at an average speed of 27.2 knots!
In General, all’s well that ends well (PAH-PAH, so as not to jinx it). Imagine how impatiently waiting for the end of the race the crew IDEC Sport – because they are already a month in transit!