Zhuillon again hit the road
Last night, Moscow time, the 63-year-old skipper Francis Zhuillon and four members of his crew, leaving the IDEC SPORT max trimaran from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), headed for Shenzhen (China).
The third stage of Zhuillon’s record tour is very short – only 870 nautical miles. It is planned that IDEC SPORT will cover this distance in three (maximum – four) days, depending on wind conditions. It is worth noting that on the path of the trimaran there are many islands and fishing boats.
Recall that the first stage – 8800 miles from the town of Port Louis in France to another Port Louis on the island of Mauritius – IDEC SPORT overcame in 19 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds. The second stage – from Mauritius to Ho Chi Minh City (3975 miles) – was completed in 12 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes and 56 seconds. As for the fourth stage, it will be 13,000 miles of the classic Tea Race from Hong Kong to London.
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