(December 23, 2015; Day 32) – The 31.5m maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT rounded the legendary Cape Horn at 0350hrs UTC on Tuesday night (Dec 22). Francis Joyon and his crew of five took 31 days 1 hour 47 minutes to sail from Ushant to the tip of South America.
The big, red multihull has made her way back into the Atlantic, leaving the desolate Southern Ocean in her wake and in so doing was very close to the intermediate time for the Jules Verne Trophy record set in December 2011 by Loïck Peyron and his crew of 13 on the maxi-trimaran, Banque Populaire V.
Rather like in the Indian Ocean, in the huge Pacific, IDEC SPORT switched between long periods of high speed sailing and …
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