by Elaine Bunting, Yachting World
What’s the ideal yacht for attempting to set a record transiting the Northeast Passage?
You might think a steel yacht, or aluminum perhaps, something that resists crushing by ice, a sturdy craft equipped sensibly, if not beautifully, with a pilothouse or other shelter on deck.
You mightn’t think: the best yacht would be a round the world racing trimaran.
But Chinese sailor Guo Chuan did. He has just bought has bought Francis Joyon’s 97ft trimaran IDEC. Surprisingly, he didn’t buy it to better Joyon’s lone round the world record – or at least not for now – but to set a record, the first officially recognise…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Offshore trimaran to transit Northeast Passage, Editor