Since 2008, he has held the solo round the world record, but now Francis Joyon at the age of 59 will skipper the 103-foot IDEC SPORT maxi-multihull to break the outright crewed round the world record (Jules Verne Trophy), which is currently held by Loïck Peyron with a time of 45 days. Joyon will be sailing the former Groupama 3, which became Banque Populaire VII, and is currently Lending Club 2 under charter by Renaud Laplanche (FRA) to break three speed sailing records: Cowes-Dinard, Newport-Bermuda, and the 2,215-nautical mile Transpac (Los Angeles to Honolulu). Click headline for full report.
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