(December 15, 2015; Day 24) – On her fourth week of racing against the clock where there is a need for precision to deal with the complicated weather patterns in the South Pacific, the 31.5m maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT is entering a crucial phase, which could determine the outcome of this attempt to smash the Jules Verne Trophy record.
At the start of this 24th day, with in fact night falling for the big, red trimaran, there was an important gybe on the edge of the area of low pressure. Francis Joyon and his crew of five will be seeking out the best wind angle and strongest winds, trying not to get sucked into the light conditions to starboard.
This low-pressure episode i…
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