The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew. No limits, just go for it…exactly what Francis Joyon (FRA) had planned to do when he and crew set off to break the record of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds.
This is Episode 15 of a web series that will follow Joyon’s effort, producing 30 episodes from the start and every 2 days, sharing the adventures of the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT with its crew of 6 men. The team crossed the Ushant start line early Sunday, November 22.
Joyon is skippering the 31.5m VPLP-designed IDEC SPORT, which was launched in 2006 as Groupama …
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