45 Days: The Wind Will Propel Them:
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 22 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 3 an…
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Ian Walker: View From the Mountaintop:
Britain’s Ian Walker achieved a life-time ambition by winning the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race last June as skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Here he provides his outlook forward…
Has there been time when you’ve been able to enjoy the aftermath glow of achievement winning the race?
In some regards, I’ve been struggling a little. Not helped by everybody asking me what I’m doing next! It’s taken a number of years to achieve this victory. For the first time, probably ever, I’ve not really seen an achievement like this as a stepping-stone to something else. When I won the Olympic medals (two silvers), it was immediately on into professional sailin…
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