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Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours

by Mer et Media on 17 Jun 2013
Francis Joyon, IDEC Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC © http://www.trimaran-idec.com/
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds.

Over the final stretch, Francis Joyon came very close to beating his own outright distance record over 24 hours (666.2 miles) and this enabled the Breton skipper to make important gains over the second half of the crossing, in spite of sailing some distance away from the Great Circle Route.

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