Why Guion lost the advantage?

Already 10 days continues to attempt a 63-year-old French skipper Francis Guyana to improve on Maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT his own world record at the distance of 8800 nautical miles, from Port-Louis in Brittany to the other Port Louis, Mauritius.

For the last day of IDEC SPORT has overcome 584,5 nautical miles at an average speed of 24.4 per node. Before two days he could go even faster the day was over 600 miles. Nevertheless, Guyon lost their advantage: at the end of last week he was ahead of his record ten years ago on more than 400 miles, and now ahead of only 39 miles. Why? What happened?

The fact is that after the halfway point, the French skipper went much further to the West than it was 10 years ago, and is now moving almost due South. The route for this, of course, has increased significantly, but manages to get around zones of low pressure that promises significant time savings in the future.

We will remind that in 2009-m Guyon alone went from Port Louis to Port Louis 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. To improve this achievement, it should finish in Mauritius not later than 13.24 UTC on 14 November.

But the finish is still very, very far away. Before him 5140 miles.

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