Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
by Mer et Media on 17 Jun 2013
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.
Francis Joyon, IDEC Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC © http://www.trimaran-idec.com/
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.
Trimaran IDEC website