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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 Record #sailingrecord between Ambrose Light and the Lizard. A legendary record Record #sailingrecord .

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 Record #sailingrecord ," 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."

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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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