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Record de l’Atlantique Nord

Photos : Francis Joyon is in North Cove Marina in New York

jeudi 16 mai 2013Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Francis Joyon is in North Cove Marina in New York taking care of his maxi trimaran IDEC. On Thursday 16th May, the official stand-by began as he awaits a weather opportunity to tackle the North Atlantic record between Ambrose Light and the Lizard. A legendary record.

Francis Joyon is in the thick of it. From Thursday 16th May, in association with his faithful router, Jean-Yves Bernot, the helmsman of the maxi-trimaran IDEC has been watching the weather closely. The goal is to find the right low-pressure area – or preferably one which strengthens off the Gulf of Saint Lawrence – to be able to sail straignt across the North Atlantic in under 5 days 19 hours and 29 minutes. Or in other words keeping up an average speed of 21 knots…

"This is not an easy record," Francis Joyon warned us. "To keep up such a high average speed, you need to find the right weather and work hard at it all the time without any easing off."


Voir en ligne : Info presse Mer&Media / www.trimaran-idec.com


The 5 record times so far set on solo crossings of the North Atlantic :

  • 1987 : Bruno Peyron, catamaran, Explorer, in 11 days, 11 hours 46 minutes and 36 seconds
  • 1990 : Florence Arthaud, trimaran, Pierre 1er, in 9 days, 21 hours and 42 minutes
  • 1992 : Bruno Peyron, catamaran, Explorer, in 9 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes
  • 1994 : Laurent Bourgnon, trimaran, Primagaz, in 7 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes and 42 seconds
  • 2005 : Francis Joyon, trimaran, IDEC 1, in 6 days, 4 hours, 01 minute and 37 seconds
  • 2008 : Thomas Coville, trimaran, Sodebo, in 5 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds


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