Determining the Course for Cape Horn:
(January 10, 2016; Day 25) – Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT is eyeballing Cape Horn in their bid to win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. Their latest 24 hour run of 629 nm has increased their lead to 1899.8 nm (+324.4 nm) ahead of the current time set in January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Determining the Course for Cape Horn, Editor
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