More Records for IDEC SPORT:
(January 11, 2016; Day 26; 20:08 FR) – Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT is on the verge of setting a new record to Cape Horn in their bid to win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. Their latest 24 hour run of 622 nm has only slightly decreased their lead to 1895.5 nm (-4.3 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.
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Vendée Globe: On Water and Online:
(January 11, 2017; Day 67) – Life in the lead of the Vendée Globe has stabilized as French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has almost doubled his lead on arch-rival Alex Thomson after finding breeze to the west of the Cape Verde islands.
After several days of painful progress through the Doldrums that allowed Thomson to close the gap to under 100 nautical miles, Le Cléac’h was this morning 180nm ahead of the Brit, a lead that has grown throughout the day.
As this duo fights it out in the North Atlantic, the Virtual Vendée Globe roars on as well. The rankings have six French entries in the top ten, though first and second is currently held by Australia and New Zealand, respec…
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