October 23, 2019
Zhuillon ahead of his own schedule
The record-breaking attempt by the famous French skipper, 63-year-old Francis Jouillon, continues to set a world record at his distance max 8800 nautical miles on his IDEC SPORT max trimaran – from the town of Port Louis in Brittany to another Port Louis, on the island of Mauritius.
Recall that at this distance official world records are recorded, and 10 years ago the same Zhuillon single-handedly walked this path in 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. Now his goal is to improve his own achievement. To do this, he must finish in Port Louis no later than 13.24 UTC on November 14th.
Zhuillon is on the road for exactly 4 days, and so far the race for the record is developing successfully for him: he is 262 miles ahead of his schedule! Over the past day, IDEC SPORT covered 506 nautical miles with an average speed of 21.1 knots. Very decent.
But the most important thing is ahead, because there are still 6279 miles to the finish line. And closer and closer is the equatorial calm zone.
Track Attempt Tracker –
P.S. 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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